We, and by that, I mean "I", like to talk a lot about the apparent shortage of students studying science and engineering. I've never understood how a pile of CVs for a research faculty position can show a dozen talented candidates each with six years of postdoctoral research experience while we have too few scientists. This article casts more doubt on that. So there. I was right all along.
Next up, a new academic journal: Porn Studies. This article makes a good case for it's value to academic discourse which I don't doubt. I know some of you might scoff at the idea that this blog should consider something so serious and boring as academic journals but I assure you that I only looked at the pictures.
Last for today's links is the story of UCSB professor Mireille Miller-Young and the bizarre kerfuffle over her taking a protest sign from a pro-life protester on campus. Here's the story from a local paper and a blog post that quotes extensively from the police report. Nothing worse than The Man shutting down a campus protest. Makes you want to play a Peter, Paul and Mary album.
How could I forget this one? Nazareth College rescinds a tenure-track job offer when the candidate tries to negotiate. Online shit storm of outrage ensues. I'll only add this link for some perspective which you may not have seen.
Have a good Saturday!