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Blog articles offer practical advice, personal experiences, and responses to current events from the vantage point of life in academia.

By Nancy Pedulla

She walks about twelve blocks, rides a train for ten minutes, and walks four more blocks. She is dressed professionally and travels with a rush of other morning commuters.  She walks in the door of her office, less than seven miles...

By Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

I’m realizing that my life may not be all about me. And that is a hard, hard truth to swallow...

By Anna Moseley Gissing

Anna Moseley Gissing considers the complicated emotional landscape that comes along with grading.

By Sharon Gartland

I have a vivid memory of a popular 8th grade girl chasing me into the bathroom after I had done something (I don’t remember what) to offend her during gym class. That memory of me cowering in a locked stall...

By Nancy Pedulla

It happened to me again last week. I was leading a training event and each participant was sharing a formative time in his or her development as a leader. One woman was talking about her experience as a leader planning a national leadership development project...

By Ashley Van Dragt

It happened right before this season of Lent began. Trying to keep my one-year-old quiet during a talk at a local church, I took him into a sparsely furnished, concrete-floored room near the sanctuary. I realized it was a mistake...

By Kathy Tuan-MacLean

“Don’t let male spirituality determine your spirituality.” The words leapt off the page as I sat in the crowd at a spiritual formation retreat for InterVarsity women staff. Julie Anderton, a spiritual director, had passed out an outline...

By Ann Boyd

Waking up in the mornings has always been a terrible experience for me. Particularly in the winter, the process of wrenching myself out of bed before it is even light feels offensive, violent, and wrong...

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