ArchiveSeptember 24, 2018

Faculty life is crazy: reference letter edition

Writing a reference letter is very bad! Administrators at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire are forcing an education professor to undergo sexual harassment training. The professor, Michael Fischler, isn’t accused of sexual misconduct or of violating Title IX—the statute that mandates sex equality in education. He’s not accused of doing anything wrong at all. He merely wrote a...

Academics are nasty: dinosaur edition

The author seems surprised at how nasty academics are; clearly she has never worked with faculty. Good read about a scientist’s persistence with her research: Keller’s resistance has put her at the core of one of the most rancorous and longest-running controversies in science. “It’s like the Thirty Years’ War,” says Kirk Johnson, the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural...

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