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Days Before Classes Resume, Michigan Reaches Deal With Grad Student Union

Many graduate student instructors and staff assistants walked off the job March 29, ceasing their teaching and causing grading havoc in some departments. A proposed deal may prevent the strike’s resumption this fall.

A blonde Barbie astrophysicist doll, dressed in a shiny purple shirt and black pants, standing next to a telescope.

Why Does Physicist Barbie Want to Wear Pants?

If “femininity” and “physicist” cannot coexist even in Barbieland, how are we ever to support their coexistence in the real world, Natasha Holmes asks.

Historians Back Ousted Center of the American West Director

More than 300 history faculty members and others have signed a letter supporting the ousted director of the University of...

U of Houston Flip-flops on Announcing DEI Office Closures

The University of Houston appeared to be shutting down its LGBTQ Resource Center and Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...
Press interview Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr.

AP Psych Course ‘Effectively Banned’ in Florida

The state’s decision to bar the inclusion of lessons on gender identity and sexuality prompts the College Board to withdraw recognition of the course.

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When Discrimination Attends Your Conference

Multiple discriminatory incidents have occurred or been reported in recent years at conferences, where panelists’ and attendees’ unscripted comments can cause controversy.

Instructor Rebuked for Giving Zero on Transgender Sports Paper

The University of Cincinnati reprimanded a faculty member after she gave a student a zero on an assignment for describing...
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‘Preaching’ in Biology Class?

St. Philip’s College, despite the name, is a public college. A professor who is also a pastor says the college fired him after it allegedly received complaints of “preaching” in class.