Required Readings

Inspiring professors, Tesla burns, Satan the racist, campus activism, student suicides, and financial aid: Required Readings, 05.10.15

Should professors be “a fearsome mind or a moral light, a role model or inspiration” to students? Maybe, maybe not.

Science teachers: in case anyone missed the memo, burning your students with a Tesla coil is not a good idea, even if the students are OK with it.

After a Georgia school principal made racist remarks at a graduation ceremony, she apologized and then blamed the responsible party: Satan.

The times they are a’ changin’: political activism at UC Santa Cruz.

Two pieces about student suicides in high-pressure environments: Palo Alto and MIT.

It’s no surprise that many find college financial aid letters confusing. Does the process represent a deliberate bait-and-switch effort?

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Librarienne is a university librarian who sees her professional mission as teaching the masses how to separate the wheat from the chaff in today's expanding universe of information, that everything you read requires a critical eye, and how to properly use apostrophes.

1 Comment

  1. May 11, 2015 at 3:09 pm —

    The older generation are psychopaths. Incapable of feeling empathy for those suffering, instead only feeling upset that THEY were inconvenienced. Protests only succeed when they make people uncomfortable. The people claiming they agree with protesters but wish they’d be well behaved are not our friends, they are the enemy. We cannot accomplish change without inconveniencing people, we cannot make these people care without causing them to have a stake.

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