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August 16, 2018

An Open Letter in Support of a Besieged Academic

NAS

Rachel Fulton Brown seems unusually friendless as she defends against derisive epithets from colleagues and hecklers. NAS is calling for academics and their institutions to sign this...

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February 3, 2016

How to Find Fame and Fortune in Academe

Stephen Bertman

Dr. Stephen Bertman offers satirical suggestions for how scholars can make original contributions to their field.

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December 9, 2015

Dear Future Professor: The Red Pill

Jason Fertig

Jason Fertig gives advice to people considering a career in academia.

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December 2, 2015

Dear Future Conservative Professor

Robert Maranto

The academy needs ideological diversity, and conservative students should be undaunted in participating at the higest level. 

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November 25, 2015

Dear Future Adjunct

David Randall

NAS director of communications David Randall advises current and future adjunct professors. 

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November 18, 2015

Dear Future Professor

Hal Arkes

The first in a series of letters to new and prospective professors. 

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September 23, 2015

A Defense of Publish or Perish

George Leef

Prof. Paul Gottfried defends the publish or perish system for faculty promotions in a piece for the Pope Center.

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May 5, 2015

Harvard Crimson Quotes Peter Wood on Political Imbalance

Ashley Thorne

A new study shows that in half of Harvard's colleges, all faculty political donations are to Democrats, and none are to Republicans.

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November 26, 2014

Welcome to My World

Jason Fertig

Jason Fertig writes on his first three months in the position of Faculty Senate Chair, where he has straddled the awkward fence between administration and faculty. 

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