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What things need to be licensed, what can but needn’t be, and what shouldn’t be?

Doctors, engineers, pilots, certainly. But some people have argued, though mostly tongue-in-cheek, that if anyone needs to be pre-qualified it’s parents. 598 more words

Why My Colleagues Are Idiots

Truth be told

This article first appeared in Funding Insight on 8 June 2017 and is reproduced with kind permission of Research Professional. For more articles like this, visit  1,085 more words

Research Culture

Mentoring, Observations and the Reflective School

This article by Deborah McVey rang some important bells for me on what we aim to achieve through lesson observation and the attitudes and behaviours we need to take into the process.. 283 more words


Justice Kagan: Supreme Court did "pretty darn well" with just eight justices

Speaking to the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Justice Elena Kagan told attendees that she was proud of the way the Supreme Court handled the prolonged vacancy crisis in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February 2016.  150 more words

Supreme Court

Jerks and Adversarial Culture in Academia

This Chronicle Review article is paywalled, and it’s a shame. I don’t agree with everything in it, but it brings up good points that could and should be discussed widely in relation to other disciplines. 499 more words

Further Thoughts on Papal Silence

Recently I made use of Frank Sheed to suggest that the cloud of papal silence over the Amoris Laetitia crisis, and in particular the dubia… 728 more words

Church Life

TYCA Midwest 2017

by Suzanne Labadie

Last fall, I attended TYCA Midwest in St. Louis, Missouri, presenting on my strategies for overcoming apathy as a professional during shifting political climates and in a sometimes uneasy work environment. 176 more words