All About the Tenure

Tenure is often attacked by critics who say it is holding US higher education back as deadweight faculty members bide their time until retirement, but at the Washington Post, Sol Gittleman, a former provost at Tufts University, argues that tenure is what made US universities strong.

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.