Faculty

A Brief Guide to the Battle Over Trigger Warnings

A message to incoming students from a University of Chicago dean has touched off a debate about the use of the warnings on college campuses. Here's what you need to know about them.

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Faculty

Trading One Marathon for Another, an Olympic Runner Returns to the Classroom

After his summer in Rio, Jared Ward is hitting the ground running for another semester of teaching and researching statistics at Brigham Young University.

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Graduate Students

A New Era for Grad-Student Organizing

Changing realities in higher education and the broad scope of a decision this week by the National Labor Relations Board are feeding a growing appetite among graduate students to fight for better working conditions.

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People

For Santa Ono, an Inexorable Pull Toward Home

No attempts at persuasion could keep him at the University of Cincinnati when he had a chance to lead a university in his Canadian birthplace.

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Administration

What You Need to Know About the Past Seven Days

The news has been good for graduate-student unions, bad for University of California chancellors, and absurd for anyone following the guns-on-campus debate in Texas.

The Ticker

Education Dept. Cuts Off Federal Aid to New Students at For-Profit ITT

The department's move may be its most substantial action against a single for-profit educator since its heightened scrutiny of Corinthian Colleges caused that company to fold.

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Students

College Republican Chapters Are Trying to Keep Trump From Tearing Them Apart

With the fall semester starting and the November election fast approaching, the chapters are withholding endorsements, focusing on down-ballot races, and sometimes even splintering.

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Students

A Provocative Protest Pits Pro- and Anti-Gun Activists

Concealed handguns are now legal in public-college classrooms in Texas. On the first day of classes at the University of Texas at Austin since the law took effect, opponents and supporters expressed their views with signs, slogans, and sex toys.

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Faculty

You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That.

Michael Wesch, an associate professor of anthropology at Kansas State University, joins his students for an unusual tour of their lives beyond the classroom.

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Graduate Students

Ruling Pushes Door to Grad-Student Unions ‘Wide Open’

The National Labor Relations Board’s decision in a case involving Columbia University has made clear that graduate-employee unions are legal at private colleges. Experts predict a surge in organizing similar to what has taken place among adjuncts.

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Graduate Students

NYU’s Graduate Union: Success Story or Cautionary Tale?

The NLRB’s ruling on Tuesday, that graduate students are employees, prompts a look back at the labor-union battle that started it all.

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Teaching

How One Professor Will Turn Wisconsin’s Higher-Ed Philosophy Into a Seminar

This fall Chad A. Goldberg will teach students the significance of the "Wisconsin Idea," a longstanding principle in the state-university system’s mission statement that was almost overturned last year by the governor.

Lingua Franca

'Shenanigans' in Rio

The swimmer Ryan Lochte, and many media stories about him, referred to his vandalism at a Brazilian gas station using that Irish-sounding word. Lucy Ferriss and Ethelbert Miller ask, would that word be used if the perpetrator were black?

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Books

Weekly Book List, September 2, 2016

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

Letters

Rethinking Education in Psychology in Light of Reproducibility Crisis

If new life is to come to psychology, it will come from students who are educated differently about the field from the start.

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Vitae

'Dear Forums ...': Should I List Job Talks on My CV?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: first-day-of-class rituals, and vanishing job ads.

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Vitae

Why Am I Teaching Again?

Two years after leaving academe, a former adjunct rediscovers her love for the classroom.