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March 19, 2008 - 9:26pm
Scott Jaschik, at Inside Higher Ed, will be moderating a panel at the AACC meeting in Philadelphia entitled "Community Colleges: Who Should Judge Them and How?" The blurb in the program reads:
March 19, 2008 - 8:03pm
The way I read this chart by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans are spending on average only 20 minutes per day “Relaxing/Thinking.” (Half the five hours of daily leisure in America goes to TV.) If your youngest child is under six years of age, as ours is, relaxing/thinking drops to 12 minutes, the balance going to nagging him to put slippers back on his cold feet.
March 18, 2008 - 10:02pm
A longtime reader and correspondent writes:
March 18, 2008 - 6:39pm
As I write this, I’ve just finished reading an online article from Scientific American, about how the oldest, toughest, thickest ice in the Arctic is melting — to the tune of 1.5 times the surface area of Alaska in a single year! It’s enough to get a guy down.
March 17, 2008 - 9:41pm
TB attended a birthday party on Saturday with a Star Wars theme.
March 16, 2008 - 9:48pm
A new correspondent writes: I read your blog, and now I have a question. I am currently teaching as an adjunct at the local CC (English dept.) -- for the past two years, I have worked at the Regional University in a series of "temporary full time" positions, and when no temporary positions were open this year, I went adjunct.
March 14, 2008 - 12:15am
It’s time for the big reveal, as they say! Contest judge Steve Davenport’s been reading all week to narrow down choices from some 250 entries left between here and LitPark. (Thanks, Susan!) Steve likes to pretend this was hard work, but the guy used to work in a flour mill. Grout factory. Something.
March 13, 2008 - 8:43pm
You get back from an interview for a job you really, really want, only to realize that you completely misinterpreted a question? And that the answer you gave to the question they meant, rather than the one you heard, almost certainly came off as colossally nuts? And that nobody around the tablebothered to stop you, or to clarify the question, or to provide context, or even to make a facial expression that might alert you that you were doing the equivalent of saying "why yes, I do like to club baby seals in my spare time, thanks for asking"? Me, too.
March 13, 2008 - 2:10pm
The Boston Globe just published an article about homeowners’ associations which ban the use of clotheslines, and state legislative efforts to outlaw such restrictions. Regardless of where you stand on big government/small government/no government and other such semaphore political formulations, this is kind of a bellwether issue for sustainability awareness.
March 13, 2008 - 11:07am
More and more professors -- hell, entire departments -- are banning laptops from their classrooms. Now the business world's doing it too, since people in meetings are using their laptops for the same reason, and in the same way, most students are using theirs:

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