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Colleges Consider Adopting Inclusive Language in Their Systems

Colleges Consider Adopting Inclusive Language in Their Systems
chronicle.com — Special Reports He said, she said, ze said. Ze? That's not a typo, as you already know if you have followed the expanding national conversation about gender identity and expression. Along with "they" - in reference to a single person - "ze" has emerged as an...

A Broader Notion of African Literature

A Broader Notion of African Literature
chronicle.com — For many American children of Wendy Laura Belcher's generation, Africa was the land of Babar and of Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan, yodeling "Ungawa!" and swinging through the jungle in small-screen reruns. For Belcher, Africa was as close and as real as her backyard. In fact, it was her backyard.

Master’s-Degree Programs Specialize to Keep Their Sheen

Master’s-Degree Programs Specialize to Keep Their Sheen
chronicle.com — Amanda R. Bullington has a penchant for order. "I love organizing anything and everything," she says. Putting that passion to professional use, she went back to school last year to get a master's in library science, with cataloging as her emphasis.

Faculty on the Front Lines

Faculty on the Front Lines
chronicle.com — Erratic moods in class. Struggles to complete assignments. Essays that describe thoughts of self-harm or suicide. Students in the grip of mental distress often show signs of it in their academic work and classroom behavior. Faculty members, especially those who interact frequently with them, are well placed to pick up on warning signs.

New Leaders Bring Marketing Chops to University Presses

Academic Workplace 2015

Academic Workplace 2015
chronicle.com — Enrollment competition, increased oversight, growing use of assessments, and tighter budgets weigh heavily on higher-education managers.

The Secret to Hitting Your Writing Goals May Be Simple: Peer Pressure

The Secret to Hitting Your Writing Goals May Be Simple: Peer Pressure
chronicle.com — It's summertime, when scholars dream of doing all the writing they didn't find time for during the academic year. But some have found a year-round, low-budget solution to the academic writer's time crunch: Schedule a meeting.

MLA Election Slate Signals a Stronger Embrace of Writing Specialists

MLA Election Slate Signals a Stronger Embrace of Writing Specialists
chronicle.com — Composition and rhetoric professors do yeoman's work in English departments, teaching nuts-and-bolts classes to undergraduates. Writing studies as a research discipline has also taken off, as scholars investigate digital communication, political and environmental rhetoric, and other examples of writing as a social and cultural phenomenon.

To Be a Featured Speaker at a Scholarly Meeting, It Helps to Be Male

To Be a Featured Speaker at a Scholarly Meeting, It Helps to Be Male
chronicle.com — Four speakers, all distinguished scholars, all men: That was the plenary lineup at the Renaissance Society of America's annual meeting, held last month in Berlin. The lopsided demographics set off an active conversation on Twitter about the imbalance.

Audrey Watters Casts a Skeptical Eye on Tech Boosters

Audrey Watters Casts a Skeptical Eye on Tech Boosters
chronicle.com — Audrey Watters describes herself as a Cassandra of educational technology, but the comparison is only partially apt. Like the Greek prophet, Ms. Watters tells people things they often don't want to hear. Unlike Cassandra, though, her clear-eyed analyses do find an audience. Her Twitter feed has more than 28,000 followers.
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May 03, 2016

RT @prgarc: Prelinger Archive (@footage) makes 6600 ephemera films open to download, no strings. Remix, reuse, recirculate! openculture.com/2016/05/downlo…UyzQBS8

May 03, 2016

'Massive' eagle snatched Australian police officer's adopted kangaroo - then he snatched the baby animal back wpo.st/7l6Y1 Wild.

May 03, 2016

RT @lauriemuchnick: Incredible number of great books coming out today. I'm going to retweet some of our reviews: twitter.com/KirkusReviews/…

May 03, 2016

Librarians and archivists, who's doing good work archiving/preserving online litmag/litblog archives? @thebookslut @delaubrarian #archives

May 03, 2016

Hey, space-program fans! The Sally K. Ride papers are now open for research. blog.nasm.si.edu/archives/insid… (h/t RoyKenagy) #WomenInSTEM

May 03, 2016

That good news reminds me of a fun story I got to do for @chronicle in 2013 on the publication of Cather's letters: chronicle.com/article/Willa-…


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