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Toward Tobacco-Free Campuses

College health group urges members to ban the use of all tobacco products, outdoors and indoors, ending exemption for designated smoking areas.

Tenure-o-meter

Meet the meta-analytic tool designed to boil down a scholar's life's work to the size of a credit score.

'No University Is an Island'

It's been more than a decade since Cary Nelson summed up his views on problems facing higher education in Manifesto of a Tenured Radical. As Nelson would be the first to admit, the issues he identified in that book have not changed -- or at least not in the direction he would want.

MLAde Is Back -- Now on Twitter

Now annual parody of Modern Language Association -- like the group itself -- switches formats and focuses on job woes.

Hybrid Education 2.0

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have developed an online learning environment that could make lecture halls -- if not professors -- obsolete.

Proof That Mentoring Matters

Study of economists -- complete with control group -- shows impact of coaching women on the process or getting published and winning grants.

Are American Students Lazy?

Adjunct's column, comparing them unfavorably to her foreign students, sets off debate over work ethic.

Historians, Sons, Daughters

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

Race and Merit at MIT

Institute, whose report on equity for women was considered pathbreaking, examines gaps in rates at which minority and white professors are promoted -- and the ideal of meritocracy.

New View of Faculty Liberalism

Study links a range of factors -- including educational attainment, gap between educational attainment and expected income, and religion -- in making academe "politically typed."

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