20 avril 2019

Anger Over N-Word at American U

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. A video of a student using the slur has angered the campus that has seen many other racial incidents in recent years. More...

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McGill Drops 'Redmen' Team Name

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. McGill University, in Montreal, will change the name of its men’s sports teams from the “Redmen” after protests from students, faculty and staff who argued that the name is discriminatory, CBC reported. "Today, 'Redmen' is widely acknowledged as an offensive term for indigenous peoples, as evidenced by major English dictionaries," Suzanne Fortier, the principal and vice chancellor of McGill, said in a statement. More...

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Censorship in a China Studies Journal

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Scholars say they thought a journal was run on Western standards of free expression, but they found Chinese government control instead. More...

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At Columbia, Questions Over Canceled Panel

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Columbia University abruptly called off a panel scheduled for this evening on the collapse of the rule in law in Turkey in what several panelists say was likely a result of pressure from the Turkish government. More...

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19 avril 2019

Another Speaker Unable to Appear at Middlebury

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. College cites safety issues in calling off talk by conservative Polish scholar and politician. More...

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Middlebury's Strange April

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. College regularly criticized over aborted talk in 2017 again fails to let a speaker talk. Campus was unsettled over chemistry exam question on how to make gas used by Nazis. More...

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University Rejects Calls to Fire Camille Paglia

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Students and others demand her dismissal because of statements on Me Too and on transgender people. More...

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MIT Adds Review of Some International Projects

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday announced it was starting a new process for "elevated risk" projects involving collaborations with "people or entities from China (including Hong Kong), Russia and Saudi Arabia." The new review will go beyond traditional systems of examining the value of projects. More...

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Paying a Price for Opposing Czech President

HomeBy David Matthews for Times Higher Education. The president of the Czech Republic is attempting to turn the country’s population against intellectuals and polarize society by vetoing professorships for critical academics, according to an art historian who has had his promotion repeatedly blocked. More...

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05 avril 2019

Cambridge University rescinds Jordan Peterson invitation

The GuardianCambridge University has rescinded its offer of a visiting fellowship to Jordan Peterson, the self-styled “professor against political correctness”, after a backlash from faculty and students. More...

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