Category: academic life

MIT Media Lab Guru Says No Computers in Schools

MIT Media Lab Guru Says No Computers in Schools: Michael Schrage of the MIT Media Lab wrote a piece for The Financial Times saying that there should be no computers in schools. He argues that billions could be saved by keeping useless technologies out of schools. As an educational technologist, I felt that I needed […]

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theory of sara: The APSA, false elitism and the flight from reality

theory of sara: The APSA, false elitism and the flight from reality: To wrap all of this up, I am quite frustrated with the fact that the APSA continues to go down this path of denying the importance of real politics in favor of propping up false elitism and irrelevance. This of course assumes that […]

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anti-texas

The Washington Monthly: BARBARISM IN TEXAS….This story is almost too horrible for words. The details are a little thin, but here’s the outline. —- there are jobs at the information school at ut austin. jobs that i would apply for… but i could not live with texas state politics. i won’t be a part of […]

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Chronicle – Leaving Academe

Chronicle – Leaving Academe: On my first day in the English dept, an aged colleague, grizzled and smelling slightly of gin, sidled over and said – ‘Some people hold that reading great books makes one a better and more moral person. Well, I’ve read a great many books and look at me…. ——– classic.

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Inside Higher Ed :: A Reason to Move

Inside Higher Ed :: A Reason to Move: Our primary reason for leaving Virginia was to gain the rights that come from legal recognition of our relationship and future family. It is clear that we would not obtain those rights in the near future in Virginia. States that choose to discriminate against their same-sex couples […]

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57th recommendation letter…

Inside Higher Ed :: Views: Best end with some boilerplate. Any institution that accepts Derwood will definitely have gained another student. ——— hehehe

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revising tenure

revising tenure Giving young professors up to 10 years — instead of 6 — to earn tenure ——- this isn’t what is needed. what is needed is a restructuring of the escalation of tenure requirements. one thing that a 10 year rule will do is make people take 10 years 1/4 of their career to […]

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Some MAN needs to calculate the rotational velocity of MLK’s corpse, immediately!

Some MAN needs to calculate the rotational velocity of MLK’s corpse, immediately!: <—–snip—-> I also don’t think that last attempt to salvage his thesis by comparing the possession of a pair of X chromosomes to a heritable, organic brain disorder does him any credit. I’m hoping a cabal of strong, smart Harvard women is going […]

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Some MAN needs to calculate the rotational velocity of MLK's corpse, immediately!

Some MAN needs to calculate the rotational velocity of MLK’s corpse, immediately!: <—–snip—-> I also don’t think that last attempt to salvage his thesis by comparing the possession of a pair of X chromosomes to a heritable, organic brain disorder does him any credit. I’m hoping a cabal of strong, smart Harvard women is going […]

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from tomorrow’s professor

Folks; In June 2004 a workshop on Mentoring in Engineering was held at Stanford with the joint support of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM, administered by the NSF and funded by the White House) and the Stanford School of Engineering. The two day workshop brought together graduate students […]

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