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  • Academic Twitter's Gender Imbalance

    Female academics have about half the followers of men on Twitter and wield otherwise diminished influence there, according to a new study. The analysis pertains to medicine, but women across fields say the findings ring true.



  • Graduate Worker Organizing is Scholarly Praxis

    by Hannah Borenstein

    For many inside and outside of academia the notion that graduate students are indeed workers is not readily clear. In large part, I came to see this as mirrored through the reproduction of academia’s lack of emphasis on scholarly praxis.



  • Teaching in the Age of Me Too

    by Eric S. Yellin

    Eric S. Yellin was nervous about teaching a course based on a false rape accusation but found he was wrong to be so anxious -- and that the experience offered four lessons for instructors.



  • A New Definition of “Museum” Sparks International Debate

    The International Council of Museums will vote on a new definition of museums in September. The proposed change includes language about “social justice, global equality and planetary wellbeing.” Critics say the text is too political for most museums to employ.