"Dismiss Trump if you like. I’d argue there’s a moral imperative to do so that moves beyond party alignment — but don’t dismiss all Republicans, and certainly don’t dismiss or ignore your Republican students."

Don’t Ignore Your Republican Students

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"It may be true that 'if you are a tenured (or tenure-track) faculty member teaching in a humanities department with Ph.D. candidates, you are both the instrument and the direct beneficiary of exploitation.' It may also be true that the fast-food worker who uses his paycheck to buy cheap electronics at Walmart is an instrument of exploitation. But such observations do little to identify and...
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But what does Mr. Falwell’s ascent mean for the rest of higher education? That’s a dicey question.

An air of mystery still surrounds the task force. Its ostensible purpose, according to Mr. Falwell, is to recommend areas for deregulation, a cause that many college leaders endorse. Many of those leaders are more than willing to see Mr. Falwell champion that cause.

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Jerry Falwell Jr. Has the President’s Ear. Should Higher Ed Speak With Him?

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"I am devastated, mad, and completely fearful about the rollback, not only because it places transgender students in further precarity, but because this is just the start of what will surely be an ongoing assault on transgender people’s dignity, worth, and protections. This is not the end, and despite Betsy DeVos and her friends' trying to spin it a different way, she — as well as Attorney...
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Why Trans* Students Matter

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"A lot of people would say that liberal-arts colleges want to create a raceless, classless, egalitarian society, but they wouldn’t be able to operate without the money of the wealthy, white elite. You could view that and say these colleges don’t make any sense. They are contradictory. They are hypocritical; they are fighting for something that they don’t themselves believe in."

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Behind Ugly Locker-Room Talk, Divisions of Class and Race

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Until she began writing her first book, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy, Tressie McMillan Cottom looked back with embarrassment and regret on her experiences as a recruiter at a for-profit technical college and a beauty school.

A Sociologist Looks at the Failure of the For-Profits and the Rise of Trump

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"People are so used to their professors’ just constantly ranting and indoctrinating with their liberal values that they don’t realize that’s not OK," Cabot Phillips, a contributor to the conservative website Campus Reform, told audience members."

Campus Conservatives Get a Lesson in Activism: When Professors Start Ranting, Start Filming

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Colleges love to brag about their famous alumni. They are less eager to criticize those who have become infamous, especially while those people are still alive. But in these extraordinary times, marked by extraordinary disagreement over who deserves praise or condemnation, several colleges have faced the awkward task of reckoning with their roles in the rearing of Mr. Trump’s most visible...
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The Alumni Colleges Aren’t Bragging About: Members of Trump’s Inner Circle

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“There is deep anxiety and stress among our students. The fear and fear-mongering brought on by this administration cannot be overstated."

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Colleges Try to Ease Immigrant Students' Stress as Government Steps Up Deportations

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"Dismiss Trump if you like. I’d argue there’s a moral imperative to do so that moves beyond party alignment — but don’t dismiss all Republicans, and certainly don’t dismiss or ignore your Republican students."

Don’t Ignore Your Republican Students

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"It may be true that 'if you are a tenured (or tenure-track) faculty member teaching in a humanities department with Ph.D. candidates, you are both the instrument and the direct beneficiary of exploitation.' It may also be true that the fast-food worker who uses his paycheck to buy cheap electronics at Walmart is an instrument of exploitation. But such observations do little to identify and...
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Don’t Blame Tenured Academics for the Adjunct Crisis

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"Whenever I'm at a place and I feel safe, I feel at home, I feel like I have no care in the world and I'm only there just for my education. And that's what the whole purpose of going to college is for, right?"

'Ask Me': What LGBTQ Students Want Their Professors to Know

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Remember the professor who reportedly discovered evidence of voting irregularities? He's still worried:

Professor Who Urged an Election Recount Thinks Trump Won, but Voting Integrity Still Concerns Him

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“The faculty, from adjunct professors to deans, tell you what to do, what to say, and more ominously, what to think. They say that if you voted for Donald Trump, you’re a threat to the university community. But the real threat is silencing the First Amendment rights of people with whom you disagree.”

Betsy DeVos Criticizes Professors in Remarks to Conservative Conference

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"I am devastated, mad, and completely fearful about the rollback, not only because it places transgender students in further precarity, but because this is just the start of what will surely be an ongoing assault on transgender people’s dignity, worth, and protections. This is not the end, and despite Betsy DeVos and her friends' trying to spin it a different way, she — as well as Attorney...
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Why Trans* Students Matter

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"A lot of people would say that liberal-arts colleges want to create a raceless, classless, egalitarian society, but they wouldn’t be able to operate without the money of the wealthy, white elite. You could view that and say these colleges don’t make any sense. They are contradictory. They are hypocritical; they are fighting for something that they don’t themselves believe in."

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Behind Ugly Locker-Room Talk, Divisions of Class and Race

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Welcome to Thursday, February 23. Today the Trump administration rescinds federal guidance on transgender students, vulgar email chains highlight broader problems at elite colleges, and you share a few accounts of embarrassing moments with official guests.

Your Daily Briefing, a New Feature for Chronicle Subscribers

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"They’re just trying to modernize" rules to keep up with technology, the Utah professor, Randolph V. Lewis, said of the changes proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Researchers Are Divided as FDA Moves to Regulate Gene Editing

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Moon Duchin is an associate professor of math and director of the Science, Technology and Society program at Tufts. She realized last year that some of her research about metric geometry could be applied to gerrymandering — the practice of manipulating the shape of electoral districts to benefit a specific party, which is widely seen as a major contributor to government dysfunction.

Meet the Math Professor Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering With Geometry

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In an interview on Tuesday, Senator Chelgren said his latest measure would promote both ideological diversity and ideological transparency at the state’s three public universities.

"I believe it is imperative that the students, the customers, have as much information as possible," he said. "Students who are paying the bills — tuition at universities — should have an understanding of the...
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Iowa Bill Would Force Universities to Consider Political Affiliation in Faculty Hiring

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