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A presidential spouse sees himself as a utility player on his wife's team (essay)

Sometimes it's best for a presidential spouse to avoid the role of a home-run-crushing slugger and to focus instead on relatively inconspicuous but worthwhile endeavors, writes Mort Maimon.

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How to identify your career calling (essay)

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How do you “follow your passion” when it is unclear or is seemingly unconnected with what you understand about work? Paula Di Rita Wishart provides advice.

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Ph.D. candidates should consider careers other than in the faculty (essay)

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You can love your field, your specialty area and academe, but sometimes they won't love you back, writes Christine Kelly.

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Advice on how to get yourself out of a writing rut (essay)

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Even if you haven't yet tackled your summer writing project, you still have plenty of time to make significant progress, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Advice for scholars on giving television interviews (essay)

Erin L. Thompson gives advice to academics being interviewed on television about how to be a good talking head (even if you’re wearing the wrong shoes).

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Becoming visible and authentic supports others who feel marginalized (essay)

From my own point of visibility, I am able to allow others to feel seen, to feel they are not alone, to feel their struggles and experiences are valid and recognized, writes Eric Anthony Grollman.

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A trans man reflects on his teaching (essay)

As a trans man who teaches courses on feminism, gender and women, there is a noticeable difference in how you approach the material, writes Seth.

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An international scholar describes the challenges of job seeking in America (essay)

When search committees promote a one-size-fits-all model of successful job interviewees, they erase or undervalue rich professional experiences, argues Ligia Mihut.

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How senior administrators can best explore feminism with students (essay)

As an institutional leader who is trying to discern what women students need and to promote conversations about feminism on your campus, what should you do? Raymonda Burgman provides some guidance.

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The job benefits of scientific management training (essay)

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The management skills necessary for success in academe and industry are more similar than they might appear, writes Stephanie K. Eberle.

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