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The Place Where Higher Ed Comes To Die

My desire to draw these blog posts back to a more process philosophy, “Whiteheadian” orientation keeps getting hijacked by current events. But in this particular instance, the Whitehead connection is not entirely lost. 1,452 more words


Another Reason to Hate the Tabloid Journals...

GG has complained about the letter journals like Science and Nature, sometimes for things they do (like take real articles and smash them down into an extended abstract disguised as an article with a real article lurking in the supplementary information) and sometimes for how they are used (impact factors for salary bonuses or promotion). 897 more words



The latest white paper on the future of tectonics is out. The product of a workshop and months of work, this is a document meant to help NSF figure out what to fund. 226 more words


The new antisemitism? Or extreme political correctness?

Linda Sarsour is an extreme leftist, “progressive” American activist with a nasty history of supporting terror and antisemitism cloaked as anti-Zionism.  The latest saga in which she has become involved is her… 1,121 more words


WISPS 2017: Virtual Shut Up and Writes

Today (Saturday 11th November 2017), I presented virtually on the phenomenon of virtual shut up and writes as part of a roundtable on Digital (R)evolutions in Academic Writing. 53 more words


The Private Public University

Earlier GG pointed out how universities’ reputations abruptly declined in view of members of the GOP, but in fact universities are looked at pretty poorly across the board more and more.   259 more words