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What to do when a postdoc isn't working out

Your postdoctoral years should be glorious. You’ve proven yourself with a Ph.D., showing you can master your field and find something new to solve, often in collaboration with an adviser, solve it, write it up, and publish it. 638 more words


Koch Kollege?

John Romano, writing in the Tampa Bay Times over the weekend, reviews the connection between Charles Koch and Florida State University, a problematic connection (and not the only one of its type) that has been under scrutiny for at least three years now: 300 more words


The Closing of the Academic Mind

For The FederalistM.G. Oprea writes: Harvard student Sandra Y.L. Korn recently proposed in The Harvard Crimson that academics should be stopped if their research is deemed oppressive. 623 more words

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Update from Librarians' UTFA Council Representatives

**This is from an email sent to librarians, members of UTFA by your Council Reps

“Hello all,

This morning’s Globe and Mail featured this article:  … 1,010 more words

Academic Librarianship

Future Funding: Disabled Students Allowance in the UK

There are some quietly dramatic changes ongoing in higher education in the UK currently, but there is one issue that is particularly close to my heart that, as I scanned newspapers and current affairs magazines over the past few weeks, seems to have received scant media coverage or attention.   997 more words


Why the Attack on Clemson Football Coach Exposes the Double Standard of Anti-Religious Movement

On the commute to my office this morning, I was listening to ESPN radio, as I often do.  Jorge Sedano (@SedanoESPN) is filling in for Colin Cowherd today and discussing the activity of the Freedom From Religion Foundation that has filed a complaint and called for the firing of Dabo Swinney, the Clemson Football Coach, over allegations that he has forced his religion upon players.   345 more words