On the Record
Landing a coveted tenure-track job "is no longer a given" and new graduates may be "faced with negotiating a contract every few years or so." Meanwhile, in years ahead, senior professors staving off their retirements will very likely keep squeezing out new faculty hires. "We saw that happen in the '80s. When things get tight, people put off retirement."
— Jessica L. Kohout, PhD, director of APA's Center for Workforce Studies
Chronicle of Higher Education,
"This is inhumane. It's such an impersonal way to discuss a highly intimate experience."
— University of California–Los Angeles psychologist Gail Wyatt, PhD, on the peer-to-peer, Web-based system developed by the nonprofit Internet Sexuality Information Services and the San Francisco Department of Public Health to help people divulge an STD diagnosis to sexual partners. The cards, which say things like, "No one wants to be the bearer of bad news ... but I got diagnosed with STDs (You might have one, too)," can be sent to up to six people, anonymously.
U.S. News & World Report,