16 décembre 2018

Kevin Hart, the New Yorker and the Limits of Wokeness

By Eboo Patel. One of the signature characteristics of contemporary wokeness is to highlight a dimension of an individual’s identity and connect it with a particular talent or virtue or favored worldview. It typically takes the form of pointing to an artist or public figure one likes and exploring how that person’s blackness, or queerness, or female-ness is somehow inextricably linked to their work in the world. More...

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Why Are You Here?

Figuring out your purpose in graduate school, with a little help from watching 90's Sci-Fi. More...

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How to be a Better Graduate Student

Advice from the inside on how to reduce stress and use your school's resources more effectively. More...

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Surviving Your Departmental Holiday Party

‘Tis the season for one of my greatest fears: office holiday parties. No other event in the grad school social calendar combines the general awkwardness of networking, the delicacy of department politics, and the inescapable hierarchical debasement of hanging out with your boss. More...

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Labors of Love

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpgBy Barbara Fister. The other day I reread the amazing New York Times magazine story, “The Insect Apocalypse is Here.” I’d read it some time ago, hastily, on my phone, then more slowly and carefully in print. More...

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Why We Can't Teach Johnny to Write

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpgBy Barbara Fister. When I heard John Warner had some books coming out I accosted him on a Twitter backchannel to ask for reviewer copies. (This actually works, and I have the reviews to show for it.) This week marks the release of one of these books, Why They Can’t Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities, from Johns Hopkins University Press. More...

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How Was Your Semester?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Mark Bresnan of Colorado St. University asks a common question with a complicated answer. More...

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What Will Happen When There Is 'No One at the Wheel’?

By Joshua Kim. An argument for a holistic approach to transportation as we prepare for a future of driverless cars. More...

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Reading 'Uberland' and Thinking About Contingent Faculty

By Joshua Kim. We like the idea of technology-enabled innovation. We appreciate that Uber has created transportation as a service. We think that maybe higher ed as something to learn from Uber. More...

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The Progressive Case Against Tyler Cowen’s 'Stubborn Attachments'

By Joshua Kim. If the best way to understand something is to teach it, is the second best way to argue against it? Given that I don’t have the opportunity to teach Tyler Cowen’s main arguments in Stubborn Attachments, I’m going to use this space to argue the other side. More...

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