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Scholar as Public Intellectual

Many researchers are disinclined or unprepared to communicate their ideas beyond the academy, but they should make the effort, writes William Tyson.

Reading the Creek

Karen Hoelscher and Carmen Werder offer tips on how to pitch a piece of writing to publishers.

Thanksgiving: Binge or Break?

Kerry Ann Rockquemore reviews two approaches by academics to the holiday.

The Secret

Kerry Ann Rockquemore explains how to move from paralysis to productivity on your work.

Fallout From an Accusation

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A professor who brought misconduct charges against a colleague asks how to act while the process moves forward. C.K. Gunsalus considers how to handle this awkward, long period.

The Myth of the Muse

Waiting for inspiration is not a strategy to win tenure, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

The N-Word

The adjunct fired by Towson U. last week may have been clumsy and inexact in his language, but the university had no business firing him, writes Cary Nelson.

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The Sunday Meeting

One key to progress is setting a plan for every week, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Survival Tips

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GMP offers suggestions for female graduate students in science and technology fields.

More Work Than Pay

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If your college expects you to take on 12 months of work for 9 months of pay, what's a principled response? C.K. Gunsalus reviews the choices.

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