Robert Drago, "one of the most prominent scholars of policies promoting work-life balance in academe has just given up tenure for love," reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. The former full professor at Penn State has elected to take another job, outside of academia, in Washington, DC, to be closer to his girlfriend while she works toward a doctoral degree in Virginia.

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