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To stand out, a cover letter must be outstanding: smart, engaging, concrete, detailed and polished to perfection. Melissa Dennihy gives pointers on how to do that.

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April 8, 2013
W. Kent Barnds offers advice for those trying to switch into admissions from other professions.
April 5, 2013
Whether we're slaving over a scholarly article or a textbook, or knocking off streams of memos and e-mails, virtually all of us write constantly -- and we can do it better and more meaningfully, Mike Rose argues.
April 3, 2013
The provost of a Christian college responds to a letter from a faculty member unable to be open about issues of sexuality while remaining employed.
April 1, 2013
Shaun Longstreet and Brenda Bethman discuss how to tell your doctoral adviser that you may not want a career in academe.
March 29, 2013
The accountability craze is everywhere. In our new feature, an assessment expert and an institutional researcher review restaurants in cities where academic conferences abound. First up, Chicago.

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