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All in Favor of Quitting?

When things get tough, people tell you to stick it out, persevere. But sometimes quitting is the smart thing to do.
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A Memoir on Leaving the Faculty

A Q&A with Kelly J. Baker: “Academic notions of success are remarkably narrow, and the world around us has more possibilities than we might think.”
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Grumps in the Workplace

Also this week: the secret to keeping tenured professors happy; unfair pay practices; the remarkable benefits of biking to work.
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On Confidence

It’s the Goldilocks of personality traits. We want just the right amount.
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Why I Remain Hopeful

Just because I write about what’s wrong with academia doesn’t mean I’m cynical about its future.
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On Academic Envy

It’s aggravating to experience professional jealousy. It’s even more irritating to realize it’s hampering your own work.