Monthly Archives: May 2008

Swinburne + Hallmark = Faux Mother’s Day Cards

From one spring when I was teaching Atalanta in Calydon, two mock-Mother’s Day cards with loving sentiments from Swinburne: Card 1 Card 2 There’s some chance this is recycled from a previous year, but I think I purged that post … Continue reading

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Shocking news

From this morning’s InsideHigherEd.com: The college social scene is the setting or context for much of the unwanted sexual contact that happens on campuses, as a new report by researchers at the University of New Hampshire, exploring the experiences of … Continue reading

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No! More! Class!

Classes ended today; “all” that’s left now is grading, final papers/projects, and exams. But it’s still a moment of relief and some joy. (Why, yes, I did have complex issues in some of my classes this semester . . . … Continue reading

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An object lesson in excuses

Sometimes students are mystified when professors take a hard line on late work–but last night my computer *really* did crash / my grandmother *really* did die. Let me explain with an example from my own current organizational nadir: For several … Continue reading

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What am I talking about?

These action photos from a recent campus event–Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievement Day–kill me. Viewed as a set, I seem to be fired up. In reality, I’m doing speaker introductions. This must be what the students are talking about when … Continue reading

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2 queries from a recent tee-ball practice

This has been a bad day (with no tech support lined up yet!), so I’ll keep this brief: 1.  What does it mean when other parents say, “Oh, so he’s your only child . . . that explains it”? and … Continue reading

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