THE Scholarly Web

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Weekly transmissions from the blogosphere

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A medical journal now requires submissions to be accompanied by a Twitter-length summary

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Is it fair to laugh at students’ mistakes? Anger at THE’s annual exam howlers competition has generated a wave of self-published mistakes

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Does power corrupt? THE’s Twitter followers put the proposition to the test

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Sir Tim Hunt’s comments about ‘girls’ in science provoke online storm

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Hourly paid lecturers at Reading find further confirmation of teaching assistants’ unpaid overtime, and call for dialogue on procedures and expectations

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Reflecting on the Irish vote and social change, a vice-chancellor lauds universities’ role in providing a forum for debate

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Not everyone is a fan of a campaign to highlight ‘the historical myths that surround the EU'

How one academic stood up for fact in an error-strewn world

Scholars imagine a government formed of academics

University is pairing with edX in a move that has been described as ‘good for nobody’

Which party scores highest for one policy nerd?

As part of its #GenerationVote campaign, the National Union of Students asked Tory, Green, Lib Dem and Labour candidates about higher education policies

An academic is puzzled over a string of ‘surreal’ emails from journals

Context and motive are key to concerns about limits on freedom within and without the academy

One scholar imagines a university league table that puts the emphasis on fairness and diversity

A whistleblower’s account of how an institution manipulated graduate employment statistics made for sobering reading, but it also drove the Twitterati to drink-related puns

PhD candidates and bloggers offer hard-won advice on self-care

The UK sector gathers to hear and debate the major parties’ poll positions on higher education

A physicist on the ‘shameless exploitation’ of low-pay sessional lecturing that leaves his family officially classed as ‘poor’