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Job crisis broadens. After MLA reports collapsing market for language professors, history and economics groups reveal huge drops in faculty positions.

Is Google Good for History?

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At gathering of historians, both critics and fans of book digitization project see great benefits and significant flaws. Some see culture clash between search engine giant and scholars.

Ph.D. Supply and Demand

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At history meeting, grad students and those who lead doctoral programs consider bleak job market, quality of graduate programs, and consider whether there is an "oversupply" issue.

Protest at History Meeting

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Boycott doesn't disrupt association's annual gathering, but gay scholars and supporters criticize group's use of hotel owned by leading opponent of gay marriage.

Historians, Sons, Daughters

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A panel of parents and children in the same academic discipline consider their field and their generations.

2 People, 1 Job, 36 Years

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Husband-and-wife historians at Earlham have spent more than three decades sharing a job.

Small Grants, Lots of Goodwill

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U. of South Carolina's top two administrators, from engineering and public health, start program to offer funds to playwrights, musicians, big dreamers.

State of Humanities Departments

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Major study documents reliance on those off the tenure track, the favorable ratios of tenure decisions, the dominance of publications in those decisions, the popularity of minors and majors, and more.

An Editor's Broadside

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By definition, businesses and organizations need to keep their customers or users satisfied, which is why you don't typically see editors taking potshots at their readers in the pages of their publications.

Who Is Crying Wolf?

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Some prominent liberal academics are soliciting short essays from faculty members and graduate students to document a pattern in American history of major social advances being opposed by conservatives who "cry wolf" about the impact of proposed reforms. The campaign -- known as the "Cry Wolf Project" -- hasn't been officially announced. But conservative bloggers obtained some of the solicitations of essays and published them this week, along with considerable criticism.

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