April 14, 2017
Volume 63, Issue 32
Also In the Issue
After the shootings, Lucinda Roy, an English professor, felt she had failed. "We have this idea of the ideal teacher, that if you only try heard enough, you will be able to reach every student."
Juilliard School's campus in Tianjin, China, named its first president, and a veteran leader of journalism schools in the United States was appointed founding dean of the journalism school at O.P. Jindal Global University, in India.
Jerzy Nowak, whose wife, Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, was killed at Virginia Tech in 2007, recalls the day that changed his life, and how he and their daughter continued.
Pennsylvania State University’s Faculty Senate has recommended changes that would turn jobs off the tenure track into a viable career path. The move is more comprehensive than most such efforts, but it has plenty of forbears.
Wake Forest University is using a gift from the Charles Koch Foundation to establish an institute focused on the study of "human flourishing." The result has been a bitter debate over its gift policies and perceived threats to academic freedom.
Both big and small programs put a priority on trust in their athletic tutors. "We’ll tell them right off the bat, We almost don’t care what you know," one tutor coordinator says. "The question is: Can you be trusted?"
The Michigan university is seeking to deal with medical-school professors who its president says are abusing the system. Other faculty members are wary.
Scientists and social scientists feel compelled to play a more public role in defending the value of their work. But that comes with risks — and institutions and disciplinary groups need to do more to prepare, say some leaders in the field.
The reimbursements reflect the legitimate expenses of academic science, and would still need to be covered, experts say.
Brandon E. Banks was scheduled to speak to athletes at Louisiana State University, until concerned students and faculty members got wind of the talk.
Lisa DeBoer, a professor at Westmont College, explains the significance of a statement whose signatories promise to recognize "vulnerable populations among us" and "ways we benefit from and participate in structural injustices."
If the partners joined forces at much earlier stages in the research process, they could identify emerging problems that are of significance to both.