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Why I don't donate to Clark University, and thoughts on the future of college

I went to Clark University, and a couple weeks ago I talked to someone from their “development” department (read: they ask alumni for money) about what I’d been up to, what I thought about Clark, and then, finally, in the “Will-she-sleep-with-me” moment, whether I’d give more than $10 a year. 1,160 more words


Day 55 - Look back

I started the task of writing my programme leader’s report today.
For me, that means reading every module report written by the teaching team and attempting to tease out some narrative threads that link them together. 400 more words



Our new album, Statements, featuring all music of MSU composers, is now available online and in print. The first run of 1,000 copies is circulating among members of the studio, and can be obtained free of charge. 36 more words


on a certain petition

My feeling (forgive me) is that taking an ethical stand for academic freedom while overtly reinscribing the two-or-three-or-four-tier class structure of the academy comes unacceptably close to implying that we support academic freedom… 74 more words

On the Ethics of Citing Your Work (and Reading Recommendations)

Academia is weird. On the one hand, you’re taught to cite every. single. thing. You are constantly citing the thinkers and theorists and researchers who went before you. 1,338 more words

What's The Literature Say?

news: mount holyoke now trans* inclusive

via Title IX Blog:

By including those who are “biologically born female” who identify as male, Mount Holyoke’s admissions policy is even more inclusive than 

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Christian Smith responds to my review of The Sacred Project

Please welcome guest blogger Christian Smith, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame. 1,295 more words

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