Minasuk/ December 6, 2015/ Uncategorized

Trigger-unhappy: Student “safety” has become a real threat to free speech on campus | Economist | June 2015 From town-sized public universities to tiny liberal-arts colleges, students have declared and administrators accepted that teachers or visiting speakers should aim for a psychologically safe learning environment, avoiding ideas or imagery that might prove distressing.

Minasuk/ November 7, 2015/ Uncategorized

Greater than the sum of its parts | Economist | October 2015 It is rare for a new animal species to emerge in front of scientists’ eyes. But this seems to be happening in eastern North America.

Minasuk/ January 11, 2015/ Uncategorized

Why is everyone so busy? | Economist | December 2014 THE predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long. “Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard Keynes in 1930, would work around “three hours a day”—and probably only by choice. Economic progress and technological advances had already shrunk working hours considerably by his day, and

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Minasuk/ September 19, 2014/ Uncategorized

Submitting essays: The jeopardy of just-in-time David Arnott, a professor at the University of Warwick’s business school, says he long believed that late submissions were reflected in lower grades. With a colleague, he devised a study looking at 777 undergraduate marketing students over a five-year period. It tracked the submission of online essays for end-of-term assignments for two modules: one

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