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Olivia Metelo


'Panic mode': Humanities faculty struggle with burnout in their departments

Chair of the Linguistics Department Misha Becker negotiated a “much-needed” semester of Research and Study Assignment leave for the 2023 spring semester after she said she began to feel burnt out. With the recent restrictions on distinguished professorships for non-STEM fields, some humanities professors said they feel that policy changes and lack of support from the North Carolina legislature have especially contributed to stress and burnout within their departments.

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