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PDF Annotation for Students and Instructors

Here at U-M Library, we get electronic content in a variety of different forms. Some of our content comes through vendors that make it available on platforms, like ebrary, where you can add some minimal annotations and notes. 107 more words

Higher Ed

Academic Privilege

Nerd alert: When I was younger, I used to wish that I could live at school. Really. I thought it would be a grand adventure to have an entire school as my own personal playground. 742 more words

Psychiatric "disabilities" and academia

I was completely unaware that psychiatric conditions were included through university disability services until a few months ago.  Also, it is unfortunate that women are disproportionately affected by many mental health conditions. 293 more words

Academia

The Evolution of the Business Card

Business cards, or some form or them, have been around since 15th century China when royals used them as a way to announce a visit to a town’s residents. 423 more words

News

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Repost-'Too Much "Quality Control" In Universities?'

Here’s a great rant.

“The galling part of this whole process is that it really has no impact on what we and our professors actually do in our classroom.

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#RaceMattersatSLC or Words for My White Friends

Trigger warning: hate crimes, racial slurs

This morning, 11/15/14, at 12:25 AM the SLC Public Safety Department received a report that a racial epithet was written under a student’s name on a Hill House apartment door sometime last night. 560 more words

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What I'm Reading: Great Article from The Chronicle of Higher Education

Unfortunately it’s behind the subscriber firewall, but “Why Go to Grad School?” seeks to debunk a number of misconceptions about humanities studies, such as, “There was never a worse time for humanities studies” (like we’ve never heard that one before ::eyeroll::), and “There are no academic jobs.” I appreciated the way the author didn’t just say, “No there isn’t, yes there is…” but insisted that we broaden the view of humanities graduate career value past academia. 149 more words