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Now Listening: Souad Massi, "Raoui"

Habibi,

I’m going to be writing a longer post on Souad Massi and other North African songwriters next week, but in the meantime, I’m on deadline and really only have time to write a few words (one, really): 6 more words

Music

PS. Is Athletics Really the Glue Holding Alums to a School?

Just looking at the comments on that Daily Camera piece and a lot of folks contend that the athletic program, the football program in particular, is what bonds alums to their school.   249 more words

Academia

A Hidden Cost of Division I Sports

When those of us who wonder why we continue to have the development leagues for the NFL and NBA in colleges think of problems, we think of coaches paid more than any other employee, or donor money going into athletic facilities instead of helping the student body overall, or a mindset which makes most students spectators instead of participants. 415 more words

Academia

Making time count when doing your PhD

I am a first year PhD candidate in Applied Psychology at University College Cork. I did my undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology here and I honestly love the School! 795 more words

Education

Cycle Beginnings

First rule of successful blogging is to write regularly, and definitely to never go four months without a post.

No matter how many first weeks of the semester I go through, they always make me kind of excited.   391 more words

Academia

Becoming an academic: Reflections on life post-PhD

In ten days it will be five years since a cold January morning in York, where I put on a white suit (always resistant to the graduation trend of black, black, black), met my family, got gowned on campus, and took a short walk across a stage to become Dr Moss. 1,093 more words

Academia

Wheel of (PI) Fortune

I came across an article in Science from last summer discussing chances of being a PI.  It included a calculator so that you could look at your various inputs (number of publications, first-author publications, etc.) and see what probability you have of becoming a PI.   345 more words

Engineering