Monthly Archives: January 2011

Draft Booklist for a Last-Minute First-Year Writing Course

As I’ve whined on Twitter, my digital humanities class this semester was canceled*, and has been replaced with a section of first-year writing.  Since classes begin on the 24th,  I need a book order immediately, and a syllabus soon after. My … Continue reading

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New Mars Discoveries from Viking, 3 Decades Later

A couple of months ago, I did a “This Day in Technology” piece for on the anniversary of Viking 2, and so I’ve been paying attention to Mars news. This latter-day Viking discovery looks pretty cool: Scientists repeated a … Continue reading

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My 7-yr-old understands the economics of higher ed

Sorry it’s been a while: It turns out that simultaneously launching ProfHacker and getting elected union president had deleterious effects on my private blogging. But no more!) On New Year’s Eve, the 7-year-old spent about 45 minutes putting together a … Continue reading

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