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How to prepare for qualifying exams (or, how to read too many books in seven months)

Few aspects of pursuing a PhD are simultaneously as mundane and as Herculean as preparing for qualifying exams. What makes this task rather unexceptional is that it generally consists of … Continue reading

April 29, 2019 · 2 Comments

Liberate our education, please.

I’m really tempted to stop coming up with witty post titles and instead call everything “Fuck all y’all.” I’ve said this recently, I know, but, hot damn is neoliberalism a … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

To Save Everything Click Here — by Evgeny Morozov — A Book Review

The modern day evangelicals of technology rarely miss an opportunity to proclaim the ways in which a new device or app will solve all of our problems. Such people stand … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Elephant Not in the Room – Republicans, Academia and the Illusion of a Debate

In the midst of many a mild-mannered American city stand imposing castle walls constructed around ivory towers. Patrolling the parapets are legions of liberal professors armored in sweater vests and … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Public, and The Digital Public Library of America

In our increasingly digital age there are many who adopt an attitude of: if it is not on the Internet it must not be anywhere. As a librarian I have … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

From the Testing Trenches

Most people who have taken their share of standardized tests know (on some level) that there is something about the tests that is, shall we say, bunk. While I was … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Neil Postman’s 6 Questions (+1 from me)

Keeping apace with changes in technology can drive a person mad, especially as the speed of technological shifts seems to be increasing constantly. Indeed that state-of-art piece of shiny tech … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 37 Comments

A Non-Radical Argument Against Student Debt

One of my demands, when asked about demands, is for universal free higher education and the forgiveness of existing student debt.  This is one of those places where I think … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Neoliberalism Can Suck It

Good AROTE, faithful crewmembers.  Since the captains of this sinking ship live in New York City, we will probably have a lot to say about the state of things here.  … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

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