History

History Ph.D.'s: In and Out

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It's not easy to get into history Ph.D. programs and it's not speedy to finish up.

Those conclusions are evident from new data from the American Historical Association, which started its annual meeting Thursday, in Atlanta.

Historians, War, Responsibility

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Professors vote for end to Iraq conflict, but AHA leaders call for rare poll of all members. Statement on free speech cut back.

More Jobs, Fewer New Ph.D.'s

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Arnita A. Jones almost gushed when she told historians about how many new Ph.D.'s she was chatting up at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Atlanta who were telling her, "I have four interviews tomorrow," or "I've got three interviews today."

History vs. Hagiography

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Bush institute at SMU would report to Bush foundation, not the university. Does that protect academic interests, or endanger them?

A Stand Against Wikipedia

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Middlebury's history professors, as a department, tell students they can't cite the popular (and not always accurate) Web encyclopedia.

Broadening the Bush Library Debate

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Archivists see dispute at SMU as chance to focus attention on whether presidential libraries are losing access to key documents.

Open Up, Mr. President!

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New bill would nullify Bush's 2001 restrictions on the release of presidential documents.

Bill Advances to Reverse Bush on Documents

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Full House of Representatives could vote soon to overturn executive order historians and archivists say has hindered research.

Historians Vote to Condemn War in Iraq

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Online vote by members of American Historical Association sees U.S. action as "inimical to values" of the profession.

'The Power of Privilege'

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Conventional wisdom and plenty of books tell a story of how the post-World War II years saw a great shift take place in elite higher education: As a result of the G.I. Bill, the civil rights and women's movements, changing demographics, and some forward thinking academic leaders, you no longer needed to have the right ancestors and the right prep school to get into the top universities. Meritocracy emerged as a dominant force.

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