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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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

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