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Open Thread

I have so much to do today that I’m just drowning. Here is my to-do list:

1. Prepare a lecture on El Salvador’s Civil War (1979-1992).

2. Prepare a lecture on Ana Maria Matute.

3. Create an assignment on Almudena Grandes’s El lector de Julio Verne.

4. Prepare a flyer for a colleague’s visit to our university.

5. Write a letter of recommendation for a student.

6. Grade the thesis statements and the bibliographies of my independent researchers (6 down, 4 to go).

7. Grade 92 80 67 55 32 21 11 homework assignments.

8. Answer comments in my blended course on Hispanic Civilization.

9. Write to a student who insists that her comparison of Bartolome de Las Casas and Hitler is valid.

There are also 12 more essays on Las Casas for me to grade but I don’t think I will get to them today.

While I’m doing all this stuff, there will be an open thread on this blog. Feel free to say, link, ask and mention anything you want.


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2 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. What do you think of this article about conservative efforts to destroy the humanities/liberal arts I found at Lawyers, Guns, and Money?


  2. Well, I liked it a lot and I am glad you linked to it. And of course I remember all of this, having been an undergraduate at Berkeley in the 70s when Reagan was governor.

    Clarissa has even more to do today than I and I would not be able to do all of these things in one day. So: congratulations, at the very least. I am behind on almost everything including e-mail.


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