Minasuk/ May 25, 2016/ Uncategorized

This cartoon explains how the rich got rich and the poor got poor | Vox | 2016 Something massive and important has happened in the United States over the past 50 years: Economic wealth has become increasingly concentrated among a small group of ultra-wealthy Americans.

Minasuk/ May 6, 2016/ Uncategorized

Read these searing quotes from an Auschwitz survivor’s essay on life in the camp | Vox | May 2016 Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day — a day on which it’s worth taking some time to actually understand what happened during the Nazi slaughter. One of the best ways to do that is to revisit the writing of Primo

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Minasuk/ September 18, 2015/ Uncategorized

I have one of the best jobs in academia. Here’s why I’m walking away. | Vox | September 2015 Op-eds about the failings of higher education are like certain unmentionable body parts: Everybody’s got one. Professors are or aren’t afraid of their liberal students, adjuncts are underpaid and exploited, grade inflation is rampant, college graduates can’t find jobs, student loan

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Minasuk/ August 15, 2015/ Uncategorized

Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop | Vox | March 2015 “Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer, the psychologists who conducted the new research, believe it’s because students on laptops usually just mindlessly type everything a professor says. Those taking notes by hand, though, have to actively listen and decide what’s important — because they

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Minasuk/ June 10, 2015/ Uncategorized

I’m a professor. My colleagues who let their students dictate what they teach are cowards. | Vox | June 2015 I challenge my students simply by existing. And this has made me realize that avoiding controversial topics is the worst way for my colleagues and me to react to this insecure, fear-inducing moment in academia.