Angry Academics

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Are you feeling surrounded by buzzkills and unhappy academics? You aren't alone. Here's some protips for not becoming the angry academic.

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Not that Kind of Selection: Tales of Picking Which Grants to Write

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: There are many grants to write. Choose wisely.

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National Academy of Science Should Sever Ties with Sexual Harassers

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The National Academy of Sciences needs to sever ties with individuals found guilty of sexual harassment.

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Why We’ve Got it Good

Director of Toughness, Academic Survivor

From the Director of Toughness: Challenging, competitive career progression is the norm in highly-educated professions. We've got it good.

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Tips for Cultivating a National/International Reputation

Women on Track

A strong reputation doesn't happen on its own. You have to build it. Here's how.

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Finding Motivation When You’re Ready to Quit

Dr Liz, PhD

I’ve been trying to get funding for my research, but nothing has come through. You, too?

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NSF Just Made It A Lot Harder for Universities to Harbor Harassers

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

NSF has made a major change in how universities must report on Title IX violations. The question is, will NIH follow suit.

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Not that Kind of Spending: Tales of Investing in Your Career

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Be prepared to spend some of your money investing in yourself and your career.

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How to Interview the Hell Out of Academic Job Candidates

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

One of my favorite parts of being a faculty member is interviewing students, fellows and future faculty members. For reasons that elude my tiny Fighty Squirrel brain, folks think if you are a female and people liked you when they interviewed, it means you are nice. I’m not particularly nice. Ask my kids. What I […]

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Save Your Sanity the Stanford Way

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

“A lot of times you feel that work doesn’t care about you. ‘I’m just doing the grind, and what for? I’m missing out on my family and my life…” — Stanford ER physician Greg Gilbert Greg, like many folks in academics was feeling the grind of medicine, research, administrative load, mentoring, teaching and child and home care. Self-care was a non-starter. Stanford recognized that Gilbert was one of a […]

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