15 mai 2016

On the CV of failures, down time and being normal

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By David Kent. Last week, I stumbled across a Princeton professor’s oddly entitled “CV of failures” (PDF) and obviously I fancied a click-through to give it a look. It, and its accompanying introduction from Johannes Haushofer, were a good read and an even better reality check. As he says in this introduction, “failures are often invisible” and I could not agree more. More...

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The pros and cons of editing a collection of essays

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Adam Chapnick. The professional risks are too great for a junior scholar, but for more senior scholars it can be a worthwhile experience. More...

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All for slow scholarship and slow scholarship for all

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alison Mountz Et Al. Slow scholarship must not be a project for the privileged few, but rather a collective effort to remake the university. More...

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Embracing an entrepreneurial culture on campus

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Tom Corr. In Finland, they have the Start-up Sauna, where meetings are called “warm ups” and start-up accelerators “go full steam ahead.” Japan’s Samurai Incubate Inc. has established Start-up Island where an infusion of samurai spirit drives entrepreneurism. In China, the scale of activity is astonishing. One investor group alone talks of opening a thousand new start-up incubators over two years. Even in isolated North Korea, aspiring entrepreneurs attend state-sanctioned start-up programs. More...

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Canadian government signals renewed openness to international students

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Moira MacDonald. International graduates of Canadian universities are “the perfect candidates” for citizenship, says immigration minister. More...

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Western’s student writer-in-residence program nurtures next generation of authors

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Ryley White. Residency introduces a fourth-year student to the writing life. More...

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EU students may flock to Canada if U.K. leaves European Union

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Peter Wilson. A pro-exit vote would strip EU students of privileged access to U.K. universities, prompting them to look elsewhere. More...

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Concordia University of Edmonton sheds its religious ties

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Anqi Shen. Move is overdue recognition that the university has become much more diverse, says president. More...

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Obama Administration to Issue Directive on Transgender Access to Bathrooms

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Obama administration will issue a directive on Friday that public-school districts must allow transgender students to use restrooms that match their gender identity, The New York Times and The Washington Post report. The mandate contains an implicit threat that institutions that do not comply risk losing federal funds. More...

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Black West Point Cadets Won’t Be Punished for Posing With Fists Raised

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Military Academy said on Tuesday that it wouldn’t discipline 16 black female cadets who posed for a photo with their fists raised before commencement, the Associated Press reports. More...

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