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Hallew! I'm Jack, and I'm studying history and linguistics at St. Olaf College.

TA joys, history Show more

Welp, I slept through my first class yesterday, and my other three classes have been canceled because of road conditions. Just another lovely day in MN.

Stur Wurz Show more

Stur Wurz Show more

Country home
Take me road
To the long
Ivy place
Western Mama
Mountain Gina
Take the wheel
Jesus Christ

Missed my connection flight. That'll teach me to wear headphones ever again. Thankfully I've been rebooked to the next flight at 21:30, so with any luck I'll make the last bus back to campus at 23:00.

Tomorrow begins my first ever TA job. Here’s to an interesting semester!

A good feeling: realizing a film/book/other work is good and/or coming to enjoy it after initial dislike

OleJack boosted
OleJack boosted

crude insult that made me laugh Show more

"This is it," he thought to himself at 1 in the morning. "This is the night that I won't stay up till the wee hours and feel like shit in class tomorrow!"

Hallew! I'm Jack, and I'm studying history and linguistics at St. Olaf College.

Scholar Social

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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