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Texas A&M Researcher Wards Off Heat in Lab and on Campus

Prof. Jaime Grunlan is the ideal candidate for the new task he took on this year: outspoken defender of a faculty that felt bombarded by criticism in the midst of a controversy over the value of academic research and the future of higher education in Texas.

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UConn, Other Schools Lose Dozens To Retirement

A new report says more than 160 employees of Connecticut colleges and universities retired over the last 10 months, including 61 UConn professors and dozens of community college employees.

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Professor Who Told Stuttering Student Not To Speak Acted Inappropriately, County College Of Morris Officials Say

The County College of Morris acknowledged today that an adjunct history professor acted improperly when she told a stuttering student not to speak in class because he was "infringing on other students’ time."

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National Group To Scrutinize University of Louisiana System's Policies For Eliminating Courses And Sacking Tenured Faculty

Professing concern over what it described as the University of Louisiana System's policies for discontinuing courses and firing tenured teachers, a national organization of professors has launched an investigation.

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Stutterer Speaks Up in Class; His Professor Says Keep Quiet

As his history class at the County College of Morris here discussed exploration of the New World, Philip Garber Jr. raised his hand, hoping to ask why China’s 15th-century explorers, who traveled as far as Africa, had not also reached North America.

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UW-Madison Employees Likely To Be Banned From Carrying Guns While Working

UW-Madison employees would not be able to carry guns or other weapons while working under a policy recommendation approved by the university's Faculty Senate Monday.

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UW-Stout Changes Stance On Professor's "Firefly" Poster

A University of Wisconsin-Stout professor will be able to hang his poster of "Firefly" Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds a week after a debate over the cult television show character's language erupted into a national First Amendment issue for college campuses.

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Union At Madison Area Technical College Looks For Options

The leaders of the Madison Area Technical College Part-Time Teachers' Union are proposing to dissolve the union, creating in its place a private corporation that would contract with the college to provide instructors and administrative functions.

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New Best Workplace Report

In August, Glassdoor.com, an anonymous workforce review site, created a "Best Universities to Work For" report based on user-submitted information. The University of Kansas came out on top with a score of 4.2 (very satisfied) and a president approval rating of 100 percent. Iowa State, Brigham Young (Utah) and Georgia Tech were all hot on Kansas' heels with scores of 4.1.

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U of Rhode Island Silent On Details Of GLBT Advisor’s Leaving

Last February, chaplains of the University of Rhode Island honored gay and lesbian students for raising awareness of inequities on campus during a much publicized sit-in at the library.

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