Role Models and Stereotypes

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Study both backs up and challenges conventional wisdom about whether presence of female faculty members influences female students' choice of major.

No Entry

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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.

The Back-Up Plan

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Many a successful journal article is published not in the publication where the author first submitted, but in another one, following rejection from the first. This trickle-down publication process helps get work reviewed and disseminated, but it also means long waits for authors, who can’t start the process with a second journal until they have been rejected by or withdrawn a submission from the first.

Job Satisfaction and Gender

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Numerous studies have pointed to a gap in job satisfaction between men and women in academe, with men generally happier with working conditions.

The Academy That Didn't Go Away

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Two years ago, it appeared that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had resolved a conflict with faculty leaders over the Academy on Capitalism and Limited Government.

'The Global Auction'

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College and university presidents in the United States and elsewhere regularly link the need for a higher education to individual and national needs for economic advancement. What if their underlying assumptions aren't true? Three social scientists from British universities challenge many of those assumptions in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs and Incomes, just published by Oxford University Press.

Job Freefall, Job Recovery

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Open positions in history suffer another sharp decline, while searches in economics see a strong rebound.

A New Econ Core

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Do the common courses taken by doctoral students need more relevance and creativity?

The 'Inside Job' Effect

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Many American economists have been stung by their failure to anticipate the financial meltdown of 2008, dogged by persistent suggestions of conflicts of interest -- that they were working for financial industries that they said were healthier than turned out to be true. In a notable break from the past, the pre-eminent professional society for the discipline is moving ahead with plans to examine ethical practices in the field.

Who Controls a Grant?

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Florida State allows donor-approved board right to veto hires. Did university give away too much? Does it matter that a Koch brother is involved?


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