LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Profitable Ph.D.s/Kinsey on display/Making the grade, and more
Bedlam, Bath & Beyond/The road from IKEA/Shake 'n Bake scholars, and more
The Man Who Knew Too Much
As a professor of sociology at Colby College, Adam Weisberger asked his students to write candidly about their experiences with power and authority. But after a group of female students accused him of probing too deeply into their lives, he saw his own authority under fire and his bid for tenure derailed. Now, the angry professor seeks vindicationand he's using the law to get it.
BY RUTH SHALIT
Ever since the much-heralded restoration of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, restorers have been gleefully going about their business of sprucing up the world's greatest art works. Columbia Renaissance specialist James Beck wants them to stop. But will he persuade conservators to leave well enough alone?
BY DANIEL ZALEWSKI
Return of the Natives
When your subjects edit your manuscript, is it kosher to complain? An Israeli anthropologist discovers that his research on a gay synagogue is a recipe for trouble.
BY EMILY NUSSBAUM
Special Supplement: Jobtracks
Who got hired where. Tenurings and hirings to tenure, by discipline (p. 58) Junior hirings, by discipline and graduate training (p. 69)
Did Kurt Gödel find a flaw in the Constitution?
Jim Holt investigates.