Medievalists have been wrestling with their field’s connection to white supremacists. Now, one of their own has sharply challenged their fears, revealing a struggle to define the discipline’s future.
The shift at the huge public-university system casts new attention on questions about how colleges decide who’s ready for college-level work.
Some faculty members at Cornell University have accused an administrator of unfairly trying to influence a unionization vote. Two messages, and their timing, are at the heart of the dispute.