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If you are only being paid for nine months of work, and you need summers for research, you need to set some limits, writes Nate Kreuter.

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March 16, 2009
David Domke suggests a way for graduate students and others to think about balancing the demands of teaching, research and life.
March 13, 2009
After being promoted, a reader experiences being turned on by a colleague. C.K. Gunsalus considers the options.
March 11, 2009
In 1978, I got my first teaching job — at a public high school. At the conclusion of the interview, my new principal asked, “What are your qualifications for teaching anthropology?” I retorted, “I can spell it within 75 percent accuracy.” We laughed, but I was 50 percent serious and a 100 percent panicked. I was in a graduate history program at the time, and my sole training in anthro was one undergraduate course six years earlier.
March 9, 2009
A colleague's tragically early death prompts Teresa Mangum to consider the qualities those starting their careers need -- especially in such difficult times.
March 6, 2009
Trustees and those they select to lead campuses need to share more information for both groups to perform effectively, writes Susan Resneck Pierce.

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