In this post on Browbeat, Slate’s Culture Blog, Rebecca Schuman explains Why All of Hollywood’s Depictions of Professor Tenure Are Ridiculous.  She notes that “on the rare occasions someone decides it’s a good idea to depict the tenure process in TV or movies (hint: it is not a good idea).” Why not? According to Ms.Schuman “the actual process of professor tenure is so exquisitely boring that there is no way an accurate depiction would be anything anyone, anywhere, would watch on purpose.” And of course, she follows up with a few mildly outrageous examples that prove her point. 

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