Archive for May, 2010

career services

Nice work being done in career services at Wake Forest: http://chronicle.com/article/Finished-College-Now-What-/65552/

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here’s hoping

I have had a difficult relationship with several reference managers, but I’ve decided to try Mendeley.  So far, so good…

Lightning 100, a fantastic station in Nashville, put together a compilation of local talent–all proceeds go to flood relief: https://www.noisetrade.com/wrltlightning100#

duluth

There are all sorts of thorny issues about how a university could go about addressing a private conversation that involves racial hatred, but I’m struck by the overtness of it all–I talk a lot in my work about how racism is usually expressed in subtle, indirect ways these days, but these words are anything but:

http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2010/04/umd_facebook_ra.php

walter kimbrough

An alum of our masters’ program: http://chronicle.com/article/Hip-Hop-Prez-Rejuvenates-a/65350/

just finished

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: http://www.amazon.com/Immortal-Life-Henrietta-Lacks/dp/1400052173/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273849766&sr=8-1

Pretty mind-boggling, how so much came from one woman’s cells…

free food

Really goes a long way [especially with academics?]:

She was the opera-loving, poker-playing, glass-ceiling-shattering first woman to be dean of Harvard Law School, where she reached out to conservatives (she once held a dinner to honor Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia) and healed bitter rifts on the faculty with gestures as simple as offering professors free lunch, just to get them talking.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/10/us/politics/10kagan.html?hp

In her senior year, she signed a manifesto, along with Mr. Spitzer and six others, under the rubric “Campaign for a Democratic University,” arguing for students to have a greater voice in university governance — an effort that fell apart, one member said, when its adherents left for spring break.

[classic]

suburban remix

Not sure what to make of this, but it’s interesting: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/09/suburbs-losing-young-whit_n_569226.html