Menachem Wecker

Freelance reporter at Self

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What Ever Happened to Second Life?

In its heyday, the virtual world was hyped as a potential Next Big Thing for higher ed. Now that the excitement has fizzled, is there any reason for professors to come back and poke around?
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Should You Share Your Research on

The research-sharing network has attracted the attention of Elsevier, which has ordered some papers to be taken down. Here’s what you need to know about posting your work—and about how the site can help you.

Common Pitfalls to Avoid in Your CV

How do you collapse your entire career into a single-page, one-sided résumé? For starters, avoid thinking of the document as an info dump.

When You Must Say No, Use Care

If you’re a faculty member or administrator in a management role, turning down suggestions and projects is a huge part of your job. But a simple "no" can be difficult to deliver in academia.