President Trump and his team are pursuing what I call a ‘control-alt-delete’ strategy: control the scientists in the federal agencies, alter science-based policies to fit their narrow ideological agenda, and delete scientific information from government websites Alden Meyer from the Union of Concerned Scientists comments on the Trump Administration’s environmental policy.
Tag Archives: academia
Academics put job offers on ice over Brexit vote
Academic exchange and mobility is just one of aspect of British-European relations that will be damaged if the British public gives in to the populists and votes for a so-called Brexit on June 23rd. Academics put job offers on ice over Brexit vote
Can Game Theory Help Save Our Forests? | JSTOR Daily
The JSTOR blog recaps current research projects that try to implement game theory methods to work against poaching, illegal logging, and other threats to global fauna and flora (”green security games”): Although these technologies are still in their pilot testing phases, these projects demonstrate the power of applying computer science to help protect our world’s …
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Melissa Harris-Perry Threatened by Stranger, Saved by Students
Melissa Harris-Perry (Wake Forest University professor, MSNBC host) is a wonderful, inspiring person. Prof. Harris-Perry is someone who encounters a frightening situation – a strange man coming too close to her and mumbling vaguely threatening comments – and turns it into a chance to write beautifully about the importance of good teacher – student relationships …
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Done with my exam and degree o/ Let the reading for fun begin!
Some of them, being typical academics, either fell down on the job or just decided not to do it. It really testifies to the human element of this kind of great undertaking. This quote of the day comes from Professor Jeffrey Alan Miller, Montclair State University, who discovered a previously unknown early draft of the …
García Márquez Has “Gone to Texas”
Not sure what to make of this: Gabriel García Márquez, who died in April at 87, was a strong critic of American imperialism who was banned from entry to the United States for decades, even after “One Hundred Years of Solitude” vaulted him to international celebrity and, in 1982, the Nobel Prize in Literature. But now García Márquez, who …
Degrees are just as much a part of magic as are amulets. Pierre Bourdieu “Rites of Institution” Language and Symbolic Power. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992. p. 119
Your Papers and Footnotes, Please
Tim Parks questions the necessity of footnotes and strict references in academic publications: There is, in short, an absolutely false, energy-consuming, nit-picking attachment to an outdated procedure that now has much more to do with the sad psychology of academe than with the need to guarantee that the research is serious. By all means, on …
I don’t go to live shows that often anymore. These days I “support the artist” after academic workshops.