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Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Marquette Professor’s Free-Speech Case

Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Marquette Professor’s Free-Speech Case

April 18, 2018

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court on Thursday will hear oral arguments in a suit that questions how far the principles of academic freedom at private colleges extend into the rough and tumble world of internet trolling.  The case centers on whether Marquette University in Milwaukee had the right to discipline tenured political-science professor John McAdams for something he wrote online that resulted in threats against another instructor.
Wisconsin’s Supreme Court on Thursday will hear oral arguments in a suit that questions how far the principles of academic freedom at private colleges extend into the rough and tumble world of internet trolling.  The case centers on whether Marquette University in Milwaukee had the right to discipline tenured political-science professor John McAdams for something he wrote online that resulted in threats against another instructor.

April 18, 2018

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​Inside Higher Ed

President Apologizes for Not Taking a Stand

President Apologizes for Not Taking a Stand

April 18, 2018

The president of the University of Portland (OR) on Tuesday apologized for not doing more when a sexist speech led others to walk out of an awards banquet honoring athletes at the university.  The speech was by a tennis player -- since removed from the university team roster -- who was by the emcee of the event. Multiple press accounts indicate that he focused on his goals as an undergraduate of having sex with white women, and that he used explicit, degrading language to describe these goals. 
The president of the University of Portland (OR) on Tuesday apologized for not doing more when a sexist speech led others to walk out of an awards banquet honoring athletes at the university.  The speech was by a tennis player -- since removed from the university team roster -- who was by the emcee of the event. Multiple press accounts indicate that he focused on his goals as an undergraduate of having sex with white women, and that he used explicit, degrading language to describe these goals. 

April 18, 2018

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The New York Times

Princeton to Name Two Campus Spaces in Honor of Slaves

Princeton to Name Two Campus Spaces in Honor of Slaves

April 18, 2018

Five months after the release of sweeping research into its deep historical connections with slavery, Princeton University (NJ) announced on Tuesday that it would name two prominent spaces in honor of enslaved people who lived or worked on its campus. Both spaces will be the first such commemorations on a campus dotted with statues and other physical markers honoring slaveholders, a university spokesman confirmed.
Five months after the release of sweeping research into its deep historical connections with slavery, Princeton University (NJ) announced on Tuesday that it would name two prominent spaces in honor of enslaved people who lived or worked on its campus. Both spaces will be the first such commemorations on a campus dotted with statues and other physical markers honoring slaveholders, a university spokesman confirmed.

April 18, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Loyola Chicago Adjuncts Reach Tentative Contract Deal

Loyola Chicago Adjuncts Reach Tentative Contract Deal

April 18, 2018

Non-tenure-track professors in the arts and sciences at Loyola University Chicago (IL) reached a tentative first contact agreement with the institution late Monday, after nearly two years of negotiations and a one-day strike earlier this month.
Non-tenure-track professors in the arts and sciences at Loyola University Chicago (IL) reached a tentative first contact agreement with the institution late Monday, after nearly two years of negotiations and a one-day strike earlier this month.

April 18, 2018

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MassLive.com

Hampshire College Names Miriam 'Mim' Nelson as President to Succeed Jonathan Lash

Hampshire College Names Miriam 'Mim' Nelson as President to Succeed...

April 18, 2018

Hampshire College (MA) has named Miriam E. Nelson, a health and nutrition scholar, scientist, university professor, higher education administrator and government policy adviser, as its seventh president.  Nelson, the director of the Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire, will replace Jonathan Lash, who announced last year he would retire in June. She starts July 1.
Hampshire College (MA) has named Miriam E. Nelson, a health and nutrition scholar, scientist, university professor, higher education administrator and government policy adviser, as its seventh president.  Nelson, the director of the Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire, will replace Jonathan Lash, who announced last year he would retire in June. She starts July 1.

April 18, 2018

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