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Students should be encouraged to think in terms of hypotheses rather than theses, and research questions or problems rather than their putative solutions when it comes to dissertation proposals, argues Heather Dubrow.

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April 6, 2012
The next generation of leaders of public comprehensive universities may well have to refashion the institutions, Emily Miller and Richard Skinner write.
April 4, 2012
Discriminatory attitudes may no longer be as overt or prevalent as they once were, writes Sue V. Rosser, but women in the laboratory still face challenges, and need mentors to make sure that no options for their work are ruled out.
April 2, 2012
With apologies to Madonna, Felicia B. LeClere considers the challenges and benefits of career paths in which you are always looking for funds.
March 30, 2012
A senior professor gets help from a junior colleague in creating an electronic portfolio for her five-year post-tenure review. Karen Hoelscher and Paula Dagnon describe the process.
March 28, 2012
Chief of staff and executive vice president positions can help presidents -- or separate them from the people and information they need, writes Patrick Sanaghan.

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