Civility & Diversity | Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

So what’s the relationship between civility and diversity? If we really think about the goals of diversity, we are seeking a workplace where different perspectives and experiences can be mutually respected and fostered for the betterment of the organization. If we can create a civil environment, we will be better able to cultivate a diverse environment. And if we fail to cultivate a civil environment, all of our diversity efforts will be for naught. To put it simply, a polite, courteous and welcoming work environment furthers diversity efforts by creating a workplace where people—all kinds of people—want to contribute to their fullest potential.

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Quitting the academic job market: Should I give up on trying to be a professor and go into government or the private sector instead?

“Yet of all the machines that humanity has created, few seem more precisely calibrated to the destruction of hope than the academic job market.”

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Crimean Tatars fear Russia’s newest invasion: From Catherine the Great to Vladimir Putin.

“The past few years I’ve been telling them that we’re living in heaven. We have a house, we have pensions, we can buy anything we want at the market,” Ufeyn said, pointing toward the plates laid out in front of us. “But now this, trouble again …”

He rubbed his hands together slowly, as if making sure that after all these years, they’re still there.

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7 Things to Remember When People Don’t Support You

lonesome george 0625-world-ogeorge_full_380“I’m currently doing the whole “quit my job to pursue a dream” thing. I left the security and stability of having a salary along with a supposed career.

Back then, I didn’t really know what I was doing. I had no experience in blogging, plus I didn’t exactly have the confidence to market and start running a business.

Sounds crazy, right?”  — more —

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