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Everything changed when my best friend immediately found tenure-track employment while I struggled to finish a dissertation that seemed increasingly like a waste of time, writes Patricia Grisafi.

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May 7, 2012
Grad students and junior faculty members need to weigh carefully the choices associated with working with an established scholar vs. pursuing their own projects, writes Sue V. Rosser.
May 4, 2012
How can researchers who study higher education better influence the (often flawed) public debate about colleges and universities? Rhonda McClellan and Joshua Powers offer suggestions.
May 2, 2012
Susan Resneck Pierce considers the qualities that help some new presidents succeed -- and the misjudgments that hold others back.
April 30, 2012
Hester Blum read 740 essays in a year from people seeking positions or grants. She explains how some people impress, and how seemingly small slips doom others' chances.
April 27, 2012
With Maria Shine Stewart out of pocket, a guest author offers an alternative point of view on kindness. Me first!

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