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Academia's Dirty Little Secret

In academia, tenure is not the "great intellectual protector" that it's cracked up to be. And here is why. Read More

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It is a shame that people feel this way, but I'll play the devil's advocate & echo anthropologist blogger extraordinaire John Hawks & suggest that the kind of people who don't speak up before tenure really aren't likely to do it after tenure either. Another saying around my house that we stole from someone smart is that past behavior predicts future behavior. Finally, I'd put this category of complaint in the realm of "excuses," & a sage pastor I was observing during my doctoral fieldwork once said 'excuses are lies smart people tell.'

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Glenn Geher, Ph.D., is professor and chair of psychology at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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