Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesdays with Twitter

Some of my recent favorite tweets by faculty and grad students.


  1. Miss Manners (Judith Martin) says she knit all through Wellesley and it doesn't appear to have hampered her erudition. Some people have their concentration improved by a bit of busywork.

  2. Watch out, knitting is a dangerous habit to get into. People who knit get all strung out, and turn to beating up old ladies and extorting kids for their lunch money, so they can get some YARN and then they get out their NEEDLES and do their thing until they nod off in a STUPOR. And the worst part is when they SHARE NEEDLES! And when they start the habit, every last one of them says, "It won't happen to me," but it ALWAYS does. See kids: it's just not worth it.

  3. Seriously now: any female instructor who has a student who calls her a "bitch" at any time, and especially in front of a bunch of witnesses or in writing, should not hesitate to initiate a formal grievance against that student for sexual harassment. As a former department Chair, I know that you have a legitimate complaint, and that you just might be able to make it stick. I'd certainly be 100% behind you.