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A vote for tenure

Why the tenure system, despite the popular caricatures, is essential to higher education

By James Lang
January 1, 2006

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LAST WEEK, the Modern Language Association held its annual conference in Washington, DC. College professors of English literature and foreign languages gathered in swanky hotel meeting rooms and listened to each other read papers on such topics as ''Performing Cultural Encounters in Baroque Italian Travel Writing." In the evening they had cocktails at cash bars sponsored by university presses or ... (Full article: 1197 words)

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