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The Professor Retires. Now What?

Pat Kinsella for The Chronicle Review

December 16, 2013 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

After more than 40 years in academe, I'm emptying my office. It is time to make room for the next occupant as I move on to retirement. The reaction of my colleagues—several of whom are well into their 70s, a few approaching 80—varies from...

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