How to harness the full potential of higher ed staff members (opinion)
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How to harness the full potential of higher ed staff members (opinion)

Rajendran Achuthan - Jul 03, 2024

[ad_1] I am a staff member with a Ph.D. who has taken an alternative academic career path from a contingent faculty member to an instructional designer position.…

Scholars blast NYU Abu Dhabi “crackdown” on Palestinian support
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Scholars blast NYU Abu Dhabi “crackdown” on Palestinian support

Rajendran Achuthan - Jun 30, 2024

[ad_1] The apparent silencing of pro-Palestinian activism at New York University Abu Dhabi has “shattered the perception” that the institution can provide real academic freedom within its…

Eastern Nazarene College to close
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Eastern Nazarene College to close

Rajendran Achuthan - Jun 27, 2024

[ad_1] Eastern Nazarene College, a private, nonprofit Christian liberal arts institution in Massachusetts, said late Tuesday that it would close and transition to “a new educational enterprise”…

Cal State L.A. shuts down encampment as tensions rise
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Cal State L.A. shuts down encampment as tensions rise

Rajendran Achuthan - Jun 24, 2024

[ad_1] Authorities shut down a pro-Palestinian student encampment at California State University, Los Angeles, earlier this week amid rising tensions, the Los Angeles Times reported. Officers from…

The myriad career benefits of having lunch outside the office (opinion)
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The myriad career benefits of having lunch outside the office (opinion)

Rajendran Achuthan - Jun 20, 2024

[ad_1] Of all the prefixes I never expected to accompany my name, “doctor” was firmly ensconced on the list. So it was with a combination of elation…

University of Arts closure remains a mystery
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University of Arts closure remains a mystery

Rajendran Achuthan - Jun 17, 2024

[ad_1] When University of the Arts closed abruptly on June 7, it left students and employees in limbo. Officials had announced the shutdown just a week earlier,…

How scholarly writing can transform research into narratives
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How scholarly writing can transform research into narratives

Rajendran Achuthan - Jun 14, 2024

[ad_1] I recently sat outside to watch the Hudson Classical Theater’s production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)—a 90-minute romp through 38 plays and 154…

Stanford reinstates standardized test requirement
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Stanford reinstates standardized test requirement

Rajendran Achuthan - Jun 11, 2024

[ad_1] Stanford University will once again require applicants to submit standardized test scores, ending four years of a test-optional policy put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Fears mount over detention of academics who traveled to China
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Fears mount over detention of academics who traveled to China

Rajendran Achuthan - Jun 08, 2024

[ad_1] New details have been revealed about the fate of academics who have not been seen or heard from since visiting China, leaving scholars “extremely concerned” about…

Why academics should hire generalists to edit their work (opinion)
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Why academics should hire generalists to edit their work (opinion)

Rajendran Achuthan - Jun 05, 2024

[ad_1] Pikovit44/Istock/Getty Images Plus I became an academic editor by accident. In 2015, an acquaintance asked if I was up for some last-minute proofreading. He was an…