Chronicle of Higher Education: This Tenured Professor Said His College’s Reopening Plans Risked Deaths. That’s Now in His Personnel File.

Chronicle of Higher Education: This Tenured Professor Said His College’s Reopening Plans Risked Deaths. That’s Now in His Personnel File.. “A tenured faculty member at Juniata College, in Pennsylvania, is facing censure after writing a comment on Facebook critical of his institution’s reopening plans in light of the pandemic. Administrators at the college placed a letter of reprimand in Douglas A. Stiffler’s personnel file after he wrote that ‘as the result of Juniata’s decision to hold classes in person, it is quite possible that people who come on to Juniata’s campus will die, as will people in town. That is what is at stake.'”

GPB Radio News: Georgia Tech Professors Revolt Over Reopening, Say Current Plan Threatens Lives Of Students, Staff

GPB Radio News: Georgia Tech Professors Revolt Over Reopening, Say Current Plan Threatens Lives Of Students, Staff. “The majority of Georgia Tech professors, including some the university’s most acclaimed faculty members, have launched a revolt over reopening this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying the current plan ‘threatens the health, well-being and education of students, staff, and faculty.’ More than 700 of Tech’s 1,100 faculty members outlined their concerns to the Georgia Board of Regents in a letter titled ‘Statement of Academic Faculty of Georgia Tech on the COVID-19 Crisis and Fall 2020 Semester.'”

New York Times: Colleges Face Rising Revolt by Professors

New York Times: Colleges Face Rising Revolt by Professors. “College students across the country have been warned that campus life will look drastically different in the fall, with temperature checks at academic buildings, masks in half-empty lecture halls and maybe no football games. What they might not expect: a lack of professors in the classroom.”

The Chronicle Review: Is Email Making Professors Stupid?

The Chronicle Review: Is Email Making Professors Stupid?. “Donald Knuth is one of the world’s most famous living computer scientists. He’s known for his pioneering efforts to bring rigorous mathematical analysis to the design of computer algorithms. An emeritus professor at Stanford University, he’s currently writing the fourth volume of his classic book series, The Art of Computer Programming, which he’s been working on since the early 1960s. Given Knuth’s renown, many people seek him out. If you’re one of those people, however, you’ll end up disappointed.”

ProPublica: Dollars for Profs

ProPublica: Dollars for Profs. “Professors’ outside income can influence their research topics and findings, policy views and legislative testimony. But these conflicts of interest have largely stayed hidden — until now. This unique database allows you to search records from multiple state universities and the National Institutes of Health for outside income and conflicts of interest of professors, researchers and staff.”

London School of Economics and Political Science: Differences in men’s and women’s academic productivity persist and are most pronounced for publications in top journals

London School of Economics and Political Science: Differences in men’s and women’s academic productivity persist and are most pronounced for publications in top journals. “Sabrina Mayer & Justus Rathmann present statistical evidence indicating a persistent difference in research productivity between male and female professors in psychology. Examining the publication records of full psychology professors in Germany, they reveal that female professors are less likely to publish in top ranked journals and are more likely to adopt publication strategies that are focused on producing book chapters in edited collections.”

Mozilla Blog: Announcing a Competition for Ethics in Computer Science, with up to $3.5 Million in Prizes

Mozilla Blog: Announcing a Competition for Ethics in Computer Science, with up to $3.5 Million in Prizes. “The Responsible Computer Science Challenge — by Omidyar Network, Mozilla, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies — calls on professors to integrate ethics into undergraduate computer science courses.”

Texas forever: UNT history prof sets world record (unofficially) for longest history lesson (Denton Record-Chronicle)

Denton Record-Chronicle: Texas forever: UNT history prof sets world record (unofficially) for longest history lesson. “Andrew Torget hit his first major obstacle in the ninth hour of his lecture on Texas history. His throat was starting to swell up and it was getting hard for him to speak. He still had at least 15 hours to go. My first obstacle came much earlier and to a much lesser degree. I had run out of coffee and still had at least 22 hours to go.”

Professors Are Targets In Online Culture Wars; Some Fight Back (NPR)

NPR: Professors Are Targets In Online Culture Wars; Some Fight Back. “There is a red light flashing in professor Albert Ponce’s cubby-sized office. The light comes from an old-fashioned answering machine. Lately, he doesn’t like to listen to the messages by himself. When he presses play, it’s obvious why.”