Tag: academia

Pretty Picture Monday (and an argument)

I have a super busy schedule today, so how about you cruise over to Scienceray and look at their pretty photos of…insects eating each other.  This lovely robber fly is a great example. You can […]

More career advice

If you are applying for an internship, you should probably apply for the internship FIRST, before you have a reference letter sent. Especially if we didn’t request reference letters, but names of references. And you […]

Roaches and Tenure

Oh, I think I’m going to have to try this game: The Shab al-Hiri Roach “The Shab-al-Hiri Roach is a dark comedy of manners, lampooning academia and asking players to answer a difficult question – […]

A vision of students today

I found this getting ready for my freshman seminar, and wish I could make every faculty member I know watch it. This is from the maker of the wonderful “what is web 2.0?” video. I […]

Michigan: You didn’t really need a student loan, did you?

Cripes. Michigan continues to swirl around the drain: Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority suspends it’s participation in Federal Student loans (PDF) “Due to the ongoing turmoil in the capital markets MHESLA is forced to […]

Are professors’ lectures copyright protected?

I can’t decide where I come down on this one–I can see elements of both sides. It does seems a bit excessive, though, to claim that you own all the words you utter in a […]

An interesting Tenure Battle at U of M

Tenure. There is no word scarier to an academic. The ways in which tenure is awarded are secretive, never written or explicit, and often biased. At University of Michigan, a woman with a joint appointment […]

Quote of the the Day: Education

This is for all the PhD’s and grad students out there in the Cult of Academia :D “Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot […]

Minority and Female faculty: MIA

A depressing new report came out this week about minority and female representation in the faculty ranks of the top 100 departments in 15 science and engineering disciplines. (They included social sciences in this report, […]