Monthly Archives: October 2013

PhDs on Welfare

I just read a great article about a woman who had her PhD but couldn’t find a full time job for quite some time and ended up on welfare: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/97-from-welfare-to-the-tenure-track There was a lot of backlash when her story was … Continue reading

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Spousal hires

I just read an article from the Chronicle about spousal hires: http://chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Couples-for-Better-or/142481/ The idea of spousal hiring makes sense, particularly for institutions in sparsely populated areas.  I like the idea of the employer taking care of employees and valuing their … Continue reading

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Does America need a slogan to attract foreign college students?

I just read an article in the Chronicle for Higher Education about our popularity amoung students from other countries: http://chronicle.com/article/US-Will-Be-Fastest-Growing/142191/ The article listed Great Britain and Australia along with the US as some of the most popular destinations. I would … Continue reading

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