'Heroic' Dean Tells How She Helped End Shooting

Debra M. Moriarity, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, supplies the fullest account yet of what happened when Amy Bishop allegedly opened fire at a faculty meeting—and describes how she shut Ms. Bishop out of the room after staring down the barrel of a gun. More...

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Advice on Being Denied Tenure

  • Life After Tenure Denial

    An assistant professor rebuilds his career and prepares to go up for tenure a second time.

  • You Didn't Get Tenure: What Now?

    Before you appeal, for the sake of your sanity and your bank account, consider all the reasons why you shouldn't.

  • You Didn't Get Tenure: Part 2

    Just because you have been denied tenure doesn't mean you have to exit academe. You can be reborn elsewhere.

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    Tenure Denial and the 'Living Eulogy'

    Maria Annunziata has been denied tenure as an assistant professor at a research university. She says the experience has been like attending her own funeral.

  • What It's Like to Be Denied Tenure

    James M. Jasper thought his tenure case might be incontrovertible. As it turns out, he was wrong.

  • Moving On After You Are Denied Tenure

    It is useful to get angry, to remind yourself of the arbitrary factors that influenced the decision. But try to avoid sinking into lethargy and self-blame.