In Helen Gym’s writeup as Angry Reader of the Week (hear hear for great public schools, libraries, and parks).
Archive for January, 2010
A most delicious sandwich (credit: slai), even better when they throw in free stuff.
I’m only about 20 pgs in, but this book is pretty amusing, a nice addition to the list of books on evangelical college students by non-evangelicals, academic and non-academic (others being Hanna Rosin’s “God’s Harvard,” Peter Magolda’s “It’s All about Jesus!,” and Paul Bramadat’s “The Church on the World’s Turf”).
I do love Parks and Recreation. I second Questlove on it being the Wu-Tang of comedy.
I would really, really like a grader for my stats class.
March 1 deadline: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/types_mtvu.html
A follow-up interview with the Time magazine reporter who wrote the article on Willow Creek and race/diversity a few weeks back.
It’s rare that the spirit of an academic book can be embodied through not one but two youtube clips featuring singing and dancing college students…but we live in interesting times. Finished the Intimate University yesterday, quite a read. A theme of the book is students’ “liberal dreams” about college (and the disconnect between expectations/dreams and what they experience)…so here’s Yale contribution to perpetuating the college dream: http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Yale-the-High-School/20565/ (Featuring the kid who does the MJ/Lady Gaga medleys!)
I’m making my way through Nancy Abelmann’s book on Korean Americans at UIUC and the migration patterns of KAs from Chicagoland, so that’s what I thought of when I saw this American Idol clip.
Semi-unrelated but another good AAM link: Harold Koh (former Dean at Yale Law and now at the State Dept) on diversity.
You often hear a joke that people who got into xyz-college 10-20-30 years ago probably couldn’t get in today…but evidently that extends to elementary school. I don’t remember learning this in third grade! (Thanks Vicki for the link)