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What Data Tell Us About Landing a Faculty Job

Surveying recent applicants has provided insights into five key factors for success, writes Chris Smith.

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An Equity-Based Defense of Legacy Admissions

At Grinnell College, we don’t have a legacy admission program—but it might be easier to fund our $50 million-plus annual aid budget if we did, Joe Bagnoli writes.

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Alone, Together

Scott McLemee reflects on Daniel Schreiber’s Alone: Reflections on Solitary Living.

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Too Heavy to Go It Alone

William Cunion describes what guidance from his fitness coach has reminded him about the importance of feedback in teaching.

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Ensuring Aid Access for Foster Care Youth

Universal FAFSA requirements, data-sharing agreements and targeted scholarship programs are all policies that eliminate barriers to aid for students with foster care backgrounds, Mauriell H. Amechi writes.

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Stuck in Your Writing?

Cultivate readers for your work and build a network of them to draw upon throughout your writing process, advises Jennifer Ahern-Dodson.