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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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A new environment for learning?

A new environment for learning?: “ If you find yourself with some extra time over the next few days and are feeling adventurous, you should set aside a moment or two and try out the beta version of Croquet. Croquet is a 3-D rendered ‘operating system’ and provides an environment for navigating through, and representing, […]

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State: Chiropractic school angers FSU professors

State: Chiropractic school angers FSU professors: “A growing number of professors in the Florida State University College of Medicine are saying they will resign if FSU administrators continue to pursue a proposed chiropractic school. ‘I would no longer wish to volunteer my teaching energies to FSU medical school, should it encompass a school of chiropractic,’ […]

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Susan Sontag Dies at Age 71 at The Washington Post Yahoo! News – Author-Activist Susan Sontag Dies

• Susan Sontag Dies at Age 71 at The Washington Post (reg. req’d) (Dec 28, 2004) • US author Susan Sontag dies at 71 at BBC (Dec 28, 2004) • Writer Susan Sontag Dies at Age 71 Reuters via Yahoo! News (Dec 28, 2004) Opinion & Editorials • The truth of fiction evokes our common […]

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Grow up already!

Grow up already!: “ In my referrer logs today is this gem of a search: ‘what+if+i+am+not+accepted+by+grad+school’ The world will end if you are not accepted by grad school. You will end up toothless and cold under a bridge with passersby spitting on you from above. Your life will be empty and meaningless. Sheesh. If you […]

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Student loan update, and some thoughts on Deleuzian networks of control

Student loan update, and some thoughts on Deleuzian networks of control: “Yesterday the Royal Bank returned the money they withdrew from my bank accounts. Since sending my letter on Tuesday, the CBC has been the only news source to publish it and the Royal Bank the only institution to contact me. Of course I didn’t […]

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Cowgirl Country and Western

Cowgirl Country and Western: “Rochelle: I really need to redesign that damn blog. Rochelle: I’m just kind of empty of ideas for it. Jason: go for a cowgirl country and western thang *awkward pause* Rochelle: you scare me sometimes. Jason: hee hee” (Via Diary of an Aspiring Librarian.) just as long as she doesn’t confuse […]

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The Cecil B. DeMille Syndrome

The Cecil B. DeMille Syndrome: “The Cecil B. DeMille Syndrome. n. 1. Named for the Hollywood director famous for his casts of thousands–The Ten Commandments, Samson and Delilah, Cleopatra, and many others. 2. The tendency of student writers to begin their essays, no matter how…” (Via Matthew G. Kirschenbaum.) —– i still do this, and […]

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University Instruction as Toilet-cleaning

University Instruction as Toilet-cleaning: “ From a student column in the Oregon Daily Emerald: Students pay teachers to educate us, yet they are then allowed to tell us how much we’re learning. The whole situation seems akin to a boss paying her employee to clean toilets and the employee turning around and telling the employer […]

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Completely random shit

Completely random shit: ” 1. Saw my therapist today: she made a strong case for me just quitting this job at the end of the year and moving home, replacement job or no. Best line: “you won the prize and got the job and now you’re taking anti-depressants. Obviously something’s wrong, right?” (Via Bitch. Ph.D..) […]

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