The words mean different things to different people, and often they're not even called "trigger warnings." Whatever their name, here's what they look like in practice.
Academics multiply their impact as their students go out into the world, says Ronald J. Brachman.
The humble computer protocol, developed by an upstart team of programmers at the University of Minnesota, paved the way for the online world of today, then quietly slipped back underground.
Teaching assistants werenât the only ones celebrating the National Labor Relations Boardâs ruling in the Columbia University graduate-unionization case.
In the wake of Hurricane Katrinaâs flooding, months of difficult efforts by colleges saved higher education in New Orleans.
The University of Chicago took a stand against trigger warnings, while Georgetown University took steps to acknowledge a 19th-century slave sale, and the scholarly-journal giant Elsevier took out a patent that worries its critics.
The late authorâs books are a vehicle to discuss current race relations, says a university president.
Juan J. Rojo, an assistant professor of Spanish at Lafayette College, said he hoped his protest would spark a wider conversation about flaws in the tenure process.
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Jacqueline Stevens has been asked to undergo an evaluation of her "fitness for duty" before returning to her position in political science. She says she's being punished for her outspokenness; a colleague says her presence makes him feel unsafe.
A video of a student sinking a long-range shot from the upper decks of a lecture hall at Ohio State University went viral on Friday.
Unionized full- and part-time professors are barred from teaching and advising, and the union plans to picket when classes start on September 7. The barred faculty members will lose pay and health insurance.
The assistant professor of communication, who was fired by the University of Missouri at Columbia for her role in a protest last fall, is now a lecturer in Washington State.
The faculty member said that she was afraid of the controversy the documentary could cause and that she lacked experience in planning conferences.
The college's president condemned the incident in a campus memo.
He had been sentenced to six months for a sexual assault at Stanford University, a punishment that critics assailed as too lenient.
Student, professors, and administrators at the university, which bills itself as a stalwart of vigorous intellectual debate, now find themselves split over definitions and principles.
As attention to the problem grows, colleges are being urged to give more details. What information are officials allowed to disclose, and what do they do in practice?
The universityâs effort to make amends for its past stands out for its scope, experts say, even though other universities may not be in a position to take similar steps.