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broke: arranging your schedule so you only have to come to campus twice a week

woke: arranging your schedule so you have to come to campus every single morning, in an attempt to be "productive"

bespoke: no one has seen you in years. junior grad students doubt your existence. whenever you are spoken of, the fluorescent light over your cobwebbed desk space in the shared office flickers. on the department website, your name links to a page that clearly hasn't been updated since 2010.

my condolences to laboratory scientists whose objects of study are... non-human. I would pipette for you if I could.

@nimirea Also, your phone line leads to an automated Y2K warning message.

@nimirea I'm dying.
I'm at the woke stage right now.

There was a grad student whose desk was still covered in things. Apparently years before me he went on a research trip abroad and then just never came back. Four years later his sister came to get his stuff.

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A Mastodon instance 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.

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(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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