This week's highlights.
In the State of the Union Address, the president sounds upbeat. On Wheaton College’s campus, some students sound distressed. And David Bowie’s music still sounds rebellious.
A dispute at Wheaton College of Illinois that started with a Facebook post about Christianity and Islam could end in a professor’s dismissal. For other faculty members at the evangelical Christian institution, that raises troubling questions.
A controversy at Wheaton College, in Illinois, has some aspiring academics rethinking the advice to apply everywhere, but religious colleges remain confident they can screen out bad fits.
The NIH, for one, is building a national database to connect minority students with informal advisers at other universities or within companies, with plans to train them in ‘culturally responsive mentoring.’
Three years ago, President Obama directed federal agencies to conduct or sponsor research on gun violence. The flow of those dollars to such projects is still small, but signs are growing that other groups are interested in supporting the work.
Last year PLOS ONE published 10 percent fewer papers than it did two years ago. Its editors say that’s a sign that more major publishers are taking open-access publications seriously.
Bernard J. Milano, president of the Ph.D. Project — a nonprofit organization committed to diversifying the faculty ranks at the nation’s business schools — talks about how the Ph.D. Project works, its track record, and why faculty diversity matters.
The case of Larycia Hawkins resonates beyond the Illinois campus because it’s a cautionary tale for all institutions, faith-based and secular, that seek to protect their core beliefs.