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A popular term for a person—e.g., a professor, or other tenured academic—who is no longer effective or useful to his/her employing institution, and who cannot be removed from post or payroll—e.g., because of tenure—in order to free the position for a more qualified or innovative person

dead wood

Academia A popular term for a person–eg, a professor, or other tenured academic whose function has been served but who can't be removed from a position or payroll–eg, because of tenure–to free the position for a more qualified, innovative, or often younger person
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A 12 km gold-in-soil trend extends along the Buffalo Gulch and Deadwood Zones and correlates with the 30 km Orogrande Shear Zone, a regional structure identified by geophysics.
All of the tribes quickly expressed an interest in the potential economic opportunity presented by the nearly simultaneous passage of the IGRA and the South Dakota Legislature's authorization of class III gaming in Deadwood.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Deadwood is its recreation of history as living organism.
Sponsoring Deadwood has been the perfect way to bring Coors' American heritage to life and we believe the Epic Stakes offer will capture imaginations," said Stuart Renshaw, Coors senior brand manager.
The guide told everyone that John Perrett was a famous person who lived in Deadwood.
Many of these cycles are intimately related to the deadwood on the forest floor.
In late March, engineering work on the proposed resort site on the north side of Deadwood stopped after the Costners learned of a petition challenge to it by JoDean Joy, an opponent of gambling.
Grand Prize contest winners will be announced at the Deadwood Gulch Coyote Ugly Saloon (304 Cliff Street, Deadwood, SD 57732) at 4 PM Mountain Time on August 13 and on Dealhopper's Facebook page.
Oregon Pacific Bank selected Lila Patterson of Deadwood to be the recipient of this year's Geraldine Bagley Foundation Scholarship.
Tourism consultant Roger Brooks will be back in Deadwood in summer 2014 to help the city of Deadwood set up a brand, and ideally, increase tourism in the Northern Hills community, after Mayor Chuck Turbiville inked Deadwood s Branding, Product Development, and Marketing Action Plan with Roger Brooks International on 24 April 2014.
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