Saturday, March 1, 2014
Saturday morning links
Academics often wonder where snowflakes come from, how the form and what makes them so snowflaky. It's all mere speculation until science gets involved. Witness the birth of a snowflake.
From the birth of a snowflake to the loss of a potential academic. His loss is your gain. Now there's one more open position in a history department.
I've read plenty of diatribes about those crazy new college courses. I once had to listen (because he paid my tuition) to my father complain that the "Literature of Rock and Roll" class I took was a waste of my time. "Why don't you take a class about interpreting poetry or learn how African American culture influenced music?" Yeah. If only such a course existed, Dad.
Anyway, I don't give those type of complaints much thought. However, it never occurred to me that unusual courses have unusual names which makes it hard for the admissions office to evaluate them.
Enjoy your Saturday. We have a weekend thirsty coming up later that you don't want to miss.