Students have come up with a new way to cheat: “Exams that are faked. Not plagiarized but faked. Does this paper have actual misconceptions, or non-conceptions?” I experienced this as recently as last week and was very annoyed by the phenomenon.
Yale is now outsourcing a campus to Singapore. And here I thought my alma mater couldn’t get even more bizarre than it already is.
If you have never heard the term “maternal gatekeeping”, you need to read this. I plan to blog about this phenomenon in the near future, so it will be nice if people have a handle on the terminology in advance.
Thinking of yourself as a writer. What does it take to be a writer?
A powerful and touching post in memory of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick and David Kosofsky. (Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is one of the founders of queer theory).
A blog I really like is suspending its activities. This makes me very sad, people.
I don’t have time to respond in detail to this post (and the other posts it links to) about misogyny-driven attacks on female bloggers. All I can say is that although I do not doubt the veracity of these bloggers, I never experienced any of that personally. My most vicious trolls and cyber-bullies have been women. This is yet another missed opportunity for me to feel victimized as a woman.
Harvard University students walk out on a prof for teaching them what they see as the wrong kind of economics. I don’t know much about economics but if I had a chance to take a course with Greg Mankiw, I’d have to be dragged out of the classroom, to tell you the truth. They’d have to chase me out at night.