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Did a University of Toronto Donor Block the Hiring of a Scholar for Her Writing on Palestine?

In late April, the Canadian Association of University Teachers, which unites a majority of college faculty in the country, took the extraordinary step of censuring the University of Toronto, Canada’s top-ranked institution of higher learning. The move amounts to a boycott: the association is asking members not to accept job offers or attend conferences at the school. The censure vote came at the end of a nearly eight-month controversy, which centers on a single rescinded job offer from a tiny program at a small school within a very large university. The entire affair, however, resides at the precise intersection of

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Opinion | There’s No Classics ‘Catastrophe’ at Howard University

Cornel West and his co-author made a common mistake when they wrote a recent essay in The Washington Post chastising Howard University for eliminating its classics department. Reducing the decision to a “spiritual catastrophe,” they overlooked a deeper and more urgent problem: the financial constraints facing historically Black colleges and universities, and the inequality that underlies them.

Our approach to this issue is based in our perspective as philosophy professors at Howard who have reverence for the classics. Our department offers seminars on Plato and Aristotle alongside mandatory courses on the history of Africana philosophy. Classical texts have left an

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Bowling Green State University Student Death Renews Conversations About Hazing : NPR

A hazing-related student death at Bowling Green State University has renewed conversations about hazing on college campuses.

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A hazing-related student death at Bowling Green State University has renewed conversations about hazing on college campuses.

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There were zero reported deaths from college hazing incidents in 2020, but as campuses reopen to students, there have already been two hazing-related deaths this year. Eight men face a range of charges, including involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, evidence tampering and failure to comply

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Body of Drew University student who was missing for months found in New York, authorities say

The body of a Drew University student who was missing for months has been found, authorities announced Monday.

Ajay Sah, 22, of Madison, was reported missing on Jan. 22, according to a joint statement from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Madison Police Department.

Sah, a foreign exchange student from Nepal who was attending Drew University in the borough, was last seen on campus on Jan. 19, police said. An investigation confirmed Sah traveled by NJ Transit train to New York Penn Station. He was seen traveling alone and carrying a backpack.

His laptop, assignments and study materials were

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University of Oregon ‘disappointed’ over large party amid rising COVID cases

EUGENE — The University of Oregon says it is “disappointed” to learn about large crowds gathering for parties during the Ducks spring game as the region weathers a spike in cases of COVID-19 and businesses endure new restrictions.

Lane County, where the university is located, moved back to “extreme risk” on Friday, meaning that bars and restaurants were limited to outdoor dining only and normal social gathering places were off-limits. Capacity at a spring game for the Ducks football team at Autzen Stadium had been set at 15% but the new restrictions meant no spectators or tailgaters were allowed.

Instead,

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National Kaohsiung Normal University and ViewSonic Collaborate to Integrate Remote Teaching into Maker Education Courses

The highlights of the demonstration courses have been the “DIY Solar Cars” course in which three schools collaborate, and the “Hand Launch Glider” remote teaching course. Both courses make good use of the schools’ resources to practice hybrid teaching. Through the cross-school collaborations, teachers deliver different syllabuses according to their expertise and prepare lessons collaboratively. The students can interact with each other from different classrooms to increase their learning interests.

“To nurture talents and accelerate education technology development, NKNU follows the core concept of science and technology innovation, hands-on practices, design thinking, and implements digital teaching methods to solve various

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