Required Readings

Kitzmiller +10, Timothy Hunt, overrated Ivies, Alabama science: Required Readings, 09.13.15

This week saw the 10th anniversary of the Kitzmiller v Dover decision, which established that the teaching of intelligent design in publicly funded schools is unconstitutional.

The latest in the story of British biochemist and professor Timothy Hunt.

A new book posits that elite Ivy League universities are overrated student mills that produce “young people who are smart and talented and driven…but also anxious, timid, and lost, with little intellectual curiosity and a stunted sense of purpose.” For the full conversation, be sure to read the responses and counter-responses linked to from the same page.

A simple solution to keeping Zambian girls in school: toilets.

What is the point of college? Utility U. versus Utopia U

Alabama is redesigning its science standards, and teachers are delighted.

We’re all winners with the First Faculty Meeting of the Year Bingo card.

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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.

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