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A shift in my perception of summer

Let me start off by saying that this is one of the times of the year when I truly appreciate the quarter system as implemented at DePaul. 453 more words

Academia

On Patience

I haven’t been writing lately. Not at all. Not about my lay-off or break up, not about newfound friends or newfound loves. Nothing. I can honestly say that I haven’t put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, in over two months–likely the longest stretch of time for me to never have written… ever. 410 more words

Grad School Reboot

In May, Grad School ended with an undramatic series finale in which the protagonist received his degree, went to a few low-key parties, then went home. 288 more words

Writing

The Impending Collapse of Peer Review

GG has defended peer review a few times as a means of limiting the damage from flawed papers.  It is a positive good for science despite its limitations.   484 more words

Academia

Who's counting?

Another day, another piece in the scientific literature arguing that we need to stop counting publications and instead focus on quality-a noble goal.  The latest, in  745 more words

Policy And Science

Assumptions of the preprints model

I’ve never considered using preprints for my own papers, I’ve never cited one, and I don’t plan to jump on the preprints bandwagon just yet. I read… 1,223 more words

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