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#NotAllAdministrators

“It’s hard to do this much damage to a college’s reputation in just a few short years.”
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4 Scholars to Watch at MLA 2014

There are all sorts of fabulously smart people presenting at the MLA. But here are a few academics—and some Twitter accounts—we have our eyes on.

How To Master Twitter at #MLA14

In slightly more than 140 characters, Roopika Risam explains how MLA Convention attendees can use Twitter to maximize their experience. (MLA Commons)
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What I Learned From #ripplesofdoubt

When I established the Twitter hashtag, I wanted to create a safe space to discuss sexual harassment in the sciences. More than 4,000 tweets later, I’ve found myself outraged, exhausted, and inspired.

Sure, Blame It on the Cuttlefish

Kathryn Schulz contemplates her track record on Twitter ("that goddamned blue bird") and approaches despair: How'd this thing turn into an addiction? Maybe the turning point came back in 2010, when "I broke form—or, more aptly, began to find it—and tweeted a video about cephalopods." Feels like a lot of academics will be able to relate. (New York Magazine)

'The New Workflow of Scholarship': How a Tweet Turns Into a Full-On Article

At the American Sociology Association's 2010 conference, Jessie Daniels felt disappointed—all these sessions, and only one touching on race and digital media? So she fired off a tweet to vent. Fast forward to last month, and that tweet had turned into an honest-to-god, peer-reviewed article: "Race and Racism in Internet Studies: A Review and Critique." She's written a helpful procedural on how that all transpired. (The London School of Economics)