Stimulus for Humanities Job Market

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American Council of Learned Societies and Mellon Foundation, worried about disappearance of posts, create fellowships that will give new Ph.D.'s two-year jobs at top colleges and universities, with health insurance and low teaching loads.

Toward Tobacco-Free Campuses

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


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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'

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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

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

Hybrid Education 2.0

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

Proof That Mentoring Matters

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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?

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

Historians, Sons, Daughters

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

Race and Merit at MIT

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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.


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