Careers, Interrupted

When universities close entire programs, professors are forced to hit reset

Sebastien Bozon, AFP, for The Chronicle

Margaret Marshall arrives at the Strasbourg train station while traveling in France. She lost her job as a French professor last year when Southeastern Louisiana U. closed two programs.
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Most were midcareer or senior professors. Some had spent dozens of years crafting a legacy in their departments. And then, with little warning, the professional life they had built came to an end.

Washington State University, like many other...

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