Taking Stock

As he is turning in his tenure package, blogger Prof-like Substance looks over the good and the bad of the previous few years at the Spandrel Shop.

Among the good are the people in the lab as well as getting the hang of grant writing. "[G]etting on panels helped and being short-memoried when it came to failure was fairly critical," Prof-like notes.

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