@noctiluca at 20k members - twice the size of the official enrollment - this is inevitably true

legacy facebook stuff

the new semester has started, and the familiar rituals are starting to kick in. over the years, however, said rituals have matured, ever so slightly, taking on new forms

which is to say, those who used to ask the strangely large university facebook group "hey, does anyone have the course books for course x" have transitioned into "hey, does anyone need the course books for course x"

'tis all part of the circle of university life

I just applied for a non-academic academic job

it'll be nice to not be an academic for a spell

Those who have a dictionary know the meaning of every word. Those who have two dictionaries are prone to confusion and thinking they know less than they did before

a deontological solution to the trolley problem 

what's your favourite file name academic papers?

- fulltext.pdf
- paper.pdf
- 👻 abstract.ps
- Full Paper Title.v17.8-final.doc 👻

*listens to an interview with someone with an academic Oxford diction*
there's this one thing I've always wondered
do you have to already have that way of speaking before becoming an oxford person, or do you somehow learn it on the job?

there are Milton scholars
it follows naturally from this that there are controversies within Milton studies
I shall leave the specifics to your imagination

Academic journal web design fail 

but how could we turn Word into a battle royale
hold on, that's just academia

@anarchiv in economic theory, consumers are eminently rational beings with access to perfect information

real life students are
not that
and it becomes strange to insert real life students into the role of consumers

Every now and then, I think about how the introduction of free market logic into the context of higher education posits students as in possession of the full force of consumer rationality

As those of you who have had the eminent pleasure of meeting actual students know, beyond all possible doubt, this is true

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