SOURCE: New York Times
A body of American critical theory about the nexus of difference and power has proved threatening to a French intellectual elite that is historically invested in the nation's formally color-blind republican traditions even as ethnic and religious diversity exposes the gaps in those traditions.
SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed
Irreplaceable: Illinois Supreme Court Says Community Colleges Can't Lay Off Faculty and Replace with Adjuncts
“To say that someone isn’t capable of earning seniority and therefore they don’t fall within the definition of someone who has less seniority doesn’t really make sense.”
by Suzanne Chod
A recent editorial asking Dr. Jill Biden to stop using the honorific is steeped in sexism and nostalgia for the unchallenged authority of white men. Ironically, her upcoming public role may help to further break down such hierarchies.
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
Prominent Scholars Threaten to Boycott Colleges That Don’t Support Contingent Faculty During Pandemic
Historians Nell Irvin Painter, Samuel Moyn, and Premilla Nadasen are early signatories of a letter aimed at pressuring universities to offer greater job security to adjunct, contingent, and term-contracted instructors, noting that institutions' pledges to delay tenure decisions for tenure-track faculty do not help the largest group of university faculty.
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