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An interdisciplinary soundboard for British-German relations.

The importance of German themes and subjects for the Cambridge academic community has been demonstrated by the foundation of the Cambridge DAAD Research Hub in German Studies, which officially began its work in January 2016, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by the Vice Chancellor and the President of the DAAD Professor Margret Wintermantel in March 2015 in Berlin.  592 more words


The Prepared Mind

Reacting to my Medium.com piece, 5 Writers Imagine America: Reflecting Forward, 2016, my friend, Vermont documentarian, Michael Hanish, emailed the following (I will place it here as an image because the form is relevant, I think; it’s exactly as it appears in his email—like a poem that we’ll title, “So”): 102 more words

Cultural Studies

AP Reading Group: ‘The “McDonaldization” of Higher Education: Food for Thought?’

On Monday 21 March we will be discussing:

David Hartley, ‘The “McDonaldization” of Higher Education: Food for Thought?’, Oxford Review of Education, 21(4) (December 1995), pp. 181 more words

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The nature of the creative

To do world class intellectual work, the first requirement is a completely calm mind – no matter what is happening around you, or what shit is going down in your life – one must completely relax and only then work. 1,557 more words

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A PhD prices you out of the Market

One thing that came up in previous posts was about how PhD’s do not often command higher salaries than those with Masters degrees, sometimes even those with a Bachelors. 770 more words

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Psychological Games in the Academy

Validation means to seek approval, praise.

When someone praises us, approves of what we do, it is natural to feel happy. Validation is thus a source of happiness. 503 more words

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Should you complete a Ph.D.?

In the previous post, I discussed how increasingly Universities are getting outdated, with a specific example. That post was brought on by a seminar I attended at Purdue. 2,125 more words

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