I recently learned that environmental historian Bill Cronon has a whole website dedicated to teaching research methods - much of it is geared for undergraduates new to research but I'm still getting a lot out of it and you might too http://www.williamcronon.net/researching/
Media report about extremely violent threats against professor Show more
I think university administrators are completely unprepared for handling things like this, especially because for years professors researching sensitive topics have been targets for abuse, and do not always find much support from their institutions https://splinternews.com/terrifying-maga-fan-arrested-by-fbi-for-threatening-to-1834291333
I just learned there is an entire podcasting network dedicated to reviewing authors of new academic books. The New Book Network: https://newbooksnetwork.com
Bizarre journal article loading error image Show more
Having difficulty downloading some Hein database law review PDFs.... ASCII art as an error message is something I've never encountered before
US academics, what kind of cool sustainability things does your university do? Subsidized bus passes? Inviting you to bring hard to recycle stuff from home? An institutional mandate to buy XYZ amount of locally grown food? I am running for election as faculty rep to my university's sustainability committee and want to bring some fresh ideas.
University of California terminates Elsevier subscriptions (yes, more of this please!) https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/uc-terminates-subscriptions-worlds-largest-scientific-publisher-push-open-access-publicly
High ed labor news Show more
AAUP Wright State has called off the 20 day strike after reaching a tentatively agreed contact with admin. They retained their right to bargain over healthcare, full TA'd agreement will be sent out later to the bargaining unit https://www.facebook.com/AAUPWSU/photos/a.910334269034482/2020361038031794/?type=3&theater
higher ed mishandling racism Show more
As someone who thinks the entire enterprise of capitalist fossil fuels is animated in large part by racism (see: imperialist military activity that saves oil fields instead of cultural heritage sites, the growth of car-based suburban sprawl, I could go on), I am 100% here for the U. Oklahoma person holding the poster "Don’t Trust an Oil Baron With Racial Justice" https://www.chronicle.com/article/Hired-to-Fix-Finances/245549?cid=wsinglestory_hp_1
CW: Confederate history, policing, false equivalence Show more
This article from CHE highlighting the UNC system's plan to create a mobile police force is wild. I don't know where to start, but let's just say that there is no equivalence between damage to a monument and neo-Nazis running around with torches. This kind of false equivalence is exactly what happens when you hire a member of the FBI to come up with a security plan.
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