Threats Against Faculty

Threats Against Faculty
Apr 24, 2018
Randa Jarrar's case at Cal State Fresno has attracted national attention, much of it arguably undue. Will she be punished? It's hard to say, given academe's unpredictable track record on discipline for faculty social media snafus.

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April 24, 2018

Randa Jarrar's case at Cal State Fresno has attracted national attention, much of it arguably undue. Will she be punished? It's hard to say, given academe's unpredictable track record on discipline for faculty social media snafus.

March 16, 2018

Cal State Northridge professor says she hasn't returned to the classroom after an online threat because the university hasn't made her feel safe.

December 8, 2017

What can a crowdsourced survey of sexual harassment in academe tell us about the problem?

October 27, 2017

Recalling a case at Oberlin College, Rutgers investigates a professor for anti-Semitic Facebook comments he says he can't be sure he made.

October 19, 2017

Professors at Purdue accuse President Mitch Daniels of deflecting attention away from his “inaction” on white supremacy on campus by smearing a professor’s reputation.

October 11, 2017

Students storm a professor’s class at Columbia to protest the university’s handling of rape cases. It’s unclear if the students involved will face consequences.

October 9, 2017

“The Case for Colonialism” has been revoked -- not over claims of shoddy scholarship or publication irregularities but rather threats to the journal editor. Some call it a disturbing precedent that could make academics less safe.

September 22, 2017

PETA goes after a Yale postdoc for her research on birds, and some academics cry foul.

September 13, 2017

A prominent journal that already accepted a controversial study about using computers to "read" sexuality based on a photo is further scrutinizing the paper after intense public backlash.

September 12, 2017

New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick self-identified gays and lesbians based on photos has been called nearly everything -- from bad science to an important “wake-up call.”

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