I am not sure if I am really in a position to get this moving again. Ell'ran was running it all by PM rather than in any open forum so I do not think anybody else really knew what everyone was up to. I have not heard from Ell'ran in a few months so presuming Real Life has intervened we would be more or less starting from scratch.
Those two articles had pretty much reached the end of the process so I got in touch to get them published where they can be of some use as an update to the old 6th edition articles which were showing their age a little.
If anything else is in a similar state I can only suggest the author gets in touch - I know someone was supposed to be working on Pathfinders (as a result of which I deleted my draft on them) but I do not know who.
I agree with Nic- as much as I have really enjoyed the Academy Articles (both writing current and reading past) I think that at the present it would not be a particularly effective use of our efforts to write up everything for 7th ED only to have 8th come out in the next few months.