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New Johns Hopkins University Building Named after Henrietta Lacks

New Johns Hopkins University Building Named after Henrietta Lacks

October 10, 2018

Johns Hopkins University (MD) will honor Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman who was the source of the HeLe cell line that has been critical to numerous advances in medicine, including the development of the polio vaccine, studies of leukemia and AIDS, and chemotherapy.  The university announced plans to name a new research building designed to “promote research ethics and community engagement.”
Johns Hopkins University (MD) will honor Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman who was the source of the HeLe cell line that has been critical to numerous advances in medicine, including the development of the polio vaccine, studies of leukemia and AIDS, and chemotherapy.  The university announced plans to name a new research building designed to “promote research ethics and community engagement.”

October 10, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Northwestern Non-Tenure-Track Instructors Narrowly Vote Down Union

Northwestern Non-Tenure-Track Instructors Narrowly Vote Down Union

October 10, 2018

Northwestern University’s (IL) non-tenure-track faculty members voted against forming a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, the university announced Tuesday.
Northwestern University’s (IL) non-tenure-track faculty members voted against forming a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, the university announced Tuesday.

October 10, 2018

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Women’s College Apologizes for Language Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness

Women’s College Apologizes for Language Promoting Breast Cancer Awa...

October 10, 2018

A Georgia women’s college apologized after students got an email last week that used some crude language to promote a breast cancer awareness festival. The Office of Health Services at Brenau University’s Women’s College sent an email to more than 1,000 students and staff members Friday to bring attention to the fall festival, and mentioned games like “cop a feel” and “ring the boob,” Channel 2 Action News reported.
A Georgia women’s college apologized after students got an email last week that used some crude language to promote a breast cancer awareness festival. The Office of Health Services at Brenau University’s Women’s College sent an email to more than 1,000 students and staff members Friday to bring attention to the fall festival, and mentioned games like “cop a feel” and “ring the boob,” Channel 2 Action News reported.

October 10, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Letting the Donor Decide

Letting the Donor Decide

October 09, 2018

Saint Louis University (MO) administrators and faculty where thrilled when a wealthy local couple -- Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield -- donated $50 million to the institution. The gift would allow university leaders to pursue bold and ambitious goals for the next decade and "accelerate SLU’s rise as a world-class research university." The mutual excitement by the administration and the professors fostered a spirit of optimism and collaboration on campus, and a sense of shared aspirations. But the honeymoon ended almost as soon as it had begun after faculty members learned that the generous gift came with questionable and, to many, troubling strings attached: specific stipulations about faculty hiring and research funding that faculty leaders say violate university policies and academic integrity and freedom.
Saint Louis University (MO) administrators and faculty where thrilled when a wealthy local couple -- Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield -- donated $50 million to the institution. The gift would allow university leaders to pursue bold and ambitious goals for the next decade and "accelerate SLU’s rise as a world-class research university." The mutual excitement by the administration and the professors fostered a spirit of optimism and collaboration on campus, and a sense of shared aspirations. But the honeymoon ended almost as soon as it had begun after faculty members learned that the generous gift came with questionable and, to many, troubling strings attached: specific stipulations about faculty hiring and research funding that faculty leaders say violate university policies and academic integrity and freedom.

October 09, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Who Tells Your Story

Who Tells Your Story

October 09, 2018

Every Sunday night, for many years, Williams College (MA) students cozy up with snacks around an armchair in the student union for Storytime, what has become an institutional tradition. A group of students known as the Storyboard picks people at the college to tell their stories for a small crowd. A childhood anecdote. A professional success. A moment that shaped their lives. It’s a moment that highlights the intimacy of the small college and the simple joy of sharing both life’s pain and pleasures.  But in September, Storytime stopped.
Every Sunday night, for many years, Williams College (MA) students cozy up with snacks around an armchair in the student union for Storytime, what has become an institutional tradition. A group of students known as the Storyboard picks people at the college to tell their stories for a small crowd. A childhood anecdote. A professional success. A moment that shaped their lives. It’s a moment that highlights the intimacy of the small college and the simple joy of sharing both life’s pain and pleasures.  But in September, Storytime stopped.

October 09, 2018

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