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Blog post asks whether nice academics finish last

A professor's reflection on personalities prevalent in academe strikes a chord with scholars.

Prominent anthropologist resigns in protest from National Academy of Sciences

One prominent anthropologist, Marshall Sahlins, resigns from National Academy of Sciences to protest its election of another prominent anthropologist, Napoleon Chagnon, as well as the group's military partnerships.

Duke proposes a mandatory, short video pitch to accompany dissertations

Should universities require graduate students to pare down years of research into a soundbite that can be understood by non-scholars?

Research at AAAS meeting notes difficult job market in academic science

In many science disciplines, landing a good academic job is no longer the norm, according to research presented at AAAS meeting. Is it time to rethink postdoc positions?

A high school teacher alerts professors to the limitations of a generation of No Children Left Behind

Professors rally behind a high school teacher who says No Child Left Behind has created a generation of test-takers unprepared for higher education.

Interview with controversial anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon, author of 'Noble Savages'

Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon talks to Inside Higher Ed about his new book, Noble Savages, and his lengthy and exceptionally controversial career.

Another publisher accuses a librarian of libel

A second librarian's blog becomes the target of a potential lawsuit from a disgruntled publisher.

Controversy over retired Army psychologist up for post at University of Missouri

Ex-Army psychologist -- credited with "cleaning up" Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib -- finds the stigma of both places hard to shake as he applies for new administrative role at University of Missouri at Columbia.

A university tries to deal with salary compression among faculty members

At many colleges, long-term professors say their pay lags behind that of newer faculty. Has UW Oshkosh found a way to deal with the problem?

An academic press sues a librarian, raising issues of academic freedom

A university librarian finds himself sued for questioning the quality of an academic press.

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