Academe Today: Professor's Suspension Fuels Debate Over Classroom Use of Racial Epithets

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Do Racial Epithets Have Any Place in the Classroom? A Professor’s Suspension Sparks That Debate

By Zipporah Osei

After a professor at Augsburg University was suspended for using a slur from a James Baldwin essay, academics are torn on how far academic freedom should extend.

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How a Dispute Over the N-Word Became a Dispiriting Farce

By Randall Kennedy

Since when is reading James Baldwin out loud in class an academic crime?

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Faculty members at Fort Lewis College hope a curriculum overhaul can revive their last foreign language.



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Giving to Colleges Rises 5%, With Harvard and Stanford Raising the Most

By Heather Joslyn (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)

The nearly $47 billion institutions took in was fueled in part by a 66-percent leap in dollars channeled from donor-advised funds, according to a new report.


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Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students, 2018-19

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Only one institution had 10 or more Fulbright scholars in 2018-19, and 12 colleges had 20 or more students who were awarded Fulbright grants.

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Step aside and let philosophers do their job. PREMIUM



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