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Faculty Gives Yale a Dose of Dissent Over Singapore

Yale announced a year ago that it was creating the “first new college to bear the Yale name in 300 years” at the National University of Singapore, and last week, after reviewing 2,500 applications, it sent out the first handful of faculty job offers for Yale-N.U.S. College.

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The Disposable Professor Crisis

For decades, colleges have been turning to adjuncts to cut costs -- and it's hurting students and educators alike

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Sen. Leland Yee Presses California State U On Whistle-Blowers

A state senator who is pushing a bill to require more public disclosure of waste and fraud at tax-funded agencies has called on California State University to stop retaliating against employees who report such abuses.

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Faculty To Hold No-Confidence Vote In U Of Southern Maine President

University of Southern Maine faculty members are circulating a petition to force a facultywide referendum vote of no confidence in school President Selma Botman.

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Longhorn Network revenues endow faculty chair

The University of Texas said today that it has allocated $1 million from Longhorn Network revenues to create an endowed chair in Latin American art history and criticism. Professor Andrea Giunta in the College of Fine Arts has been appointed to the chair.

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California State U Whistle-Blower Loses Job; Accused Teaches On

Justin Schwartz, a lecturer at Cal State East Bay in 2009, told his bosses that a colleague in the recreation department was spending thousands of dollars of university money to buy himself a $4,000 bicycle, passes at a climbing gym, sailing equipment and paragliding lessons while claiming they were for classes he taught.

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How Much Is a Professor Worth?

How much is a professor worth? It might help to know what professors are actually paid and how that figure compares with other salaries — and with the salaries of academics in other countries. But as Philip Altbach and his colleagues at the Center for International Higher Education discovered, such questions are a lot easier to ask than to answer.

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Adjunct Teachers Prop Up Higher Education, Seek Rights

As tuition soared at American colleges and universities in recent decades, so did the number of part-time, non-tenured faculty teaching America's students.

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Leftism At U Of California Leaves Many With Unbalanced Education, Study Says

Especially in humanities, study of classics and rigorous analysis have been replaced by advocacy and teaching about minorities' grievances, a conservative group says. UC provost disputes the findings.

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