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Why Women Need to Stop Apologizing

Andrea Midgett | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Andrea Midgett

No matter what you as a mother are doing -- or in my case, no matter what I did when my children were living at home -- the air is almost always charged with angst, incredulity and/or defensiveness.

I Am a Disposable Academic

Michelle Kelly-Irving | Posted 12.30.2013 | Education
Michelle Kelly-Irving

The reality is this: in the academic ecosystem, Ph.D. students are the plankton. They are the stuff on which the rest of the system relies for sustenance. Ph.D. students carry out the research that the senior permanent staff oversee but no longer have time to do.

Does Academic Freedom Not Apply to Criticism of Tenure?

James C. Wetherbe | Posted 02.12.2013 | College
James C. Wetherbe

Can the First Amendment protect academic freedom sans tenure? If it can, the academic freedom argument for tenure evaporates, which opens the door to reduce the cost of college at public universities.