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Jackson Wright Shultz Reflects On Having A Lavender Vita

Jackson Wright Shultz (@WriteRadically) is an adjunct professor of writing at New England College (see his full biography at the end).  In this guest blog post, Jackson reflects on the advice he received to de-queer his CV, presumably to avoid the penalties of having a “lavender vita.”  But, Jackson notes: “If I remove all of the queer references from my CV, there will be nothing left.” 835 more words

Careers

Balancing on the #Alt-Ac Track

Five years ago, I got on the #Alt-Ac track, and I haven’t looked back. For those who may not be familiar with the term, “Alt-Ac” 985 more words

Academia

The Whole Kit and Caboodle

What is the whole kit and caboodle? According to phrases.org, the words kit and caboodle have rather similar meanings. Kit is a set of objects, as in a toolkit, or what a soldier would put into his kit-bag. 659 more words

So you want to be a field technician (or how to get a field job)

If your college is anything like mine, the career center could give you all sorts of advice on how to land an office job or apply to a pre-professional program. 1,067 more words

Conservation

Stories from the Field: Downton Abbey in Cowtown

Calgary ain’t got nothing on Downton Abbey. But it tries.

Like a 19-year old woman fast approaching spinsterhood in Victorian London, Yvonne is networking as if her life depended on it. 451 more words

Stories From The Field

Employers: We'll Train People Who Can Write And Speak

The dean of a community college, who blogs anonymously about his profession and has worked at three different colleges, recently wrote about a meeting with a set of local employers. 226 more words

Liberal Arts

Job Growth Does Not Assure Home Ownership

While many housing experts predicted that the rise of hiring will lead more Americans to buy homes, Economists at Freddie Mac together with the federal home ownership data state otherwise. 213 more words

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