Happy Black History Month, everyone! Here’s how you can help shut down the ignorant haters, just like John Boyega, or celebrate with the rest of the internet.
This week, we were overwhelmed with cuteness by these pictures of John Boyega being force-choked by a mini-Vader, among other things.
Everything happens when you have limited internet access for a week. We’ll get to the disaster that was the Oscars after some news.
There was so much terribleness this week that y’all get a double dose of This Week in Misogyny! First up, we find out the latest news about the students who were kidnapped by extremists in Nigeria, wonder what the hell L’Oreal was thinking, and shake our fists at terrible people and gender essentialism. There’s a […]
In which my dream to do a group Heathers-themed Halloween costume is validated, Anaïs Nin continues to fascinate, and people have feelings about leggings. Plus much more!
Buckle up, everyone, it’s about to get rough up in here. Hobby Lobby went before the Supreme Court this week, so that could really suck if the court sides with them. Our new weekly list of terrible people is just ridiculous today, and schools are also being particularly shitty. But to balance that out, we […]
I have always been a proud supporter of public education. I started my teaching career in 1997 and I passionately believed that if we all continued to work together, we could make the world better for our children and teach them tolerance and acceptance. I believed that the best and most innovative learning environment was […]
I am an avid Twitter user. I think it’s probably the best way that celebrities, random strangers, and peoples’ cats can communicate with one another. It’s a great promotion tool. It’s also an easy place for bigotry, intended or unintended to come out. This, unfortunately, leads to us finding out some of our favorite people […]
I tend not to respond to op-eds, columns, and blog posts about adjuncting. I’d never have time for anything else. But Charlotte Allen’s recent op-ed for the L.A. Times contains a worn argument that I can’t ignore anymore: “Don’t be an adjunct.”
These days I’m attending the University of Rice and the University of Michigan. Without ever leaving my chair. Let me tell you about Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs).
The other day, I noticed that I had an email waiting for me in my inbox titled, “Loan Management Made Easy” from Fedloan Servicing. Throughout my time in school, I have been successful in avoiding any messages, email or snail mail, that have to do with my student loans. Until this dreaded day.
Welcome, welcome everyone. This week’s “News in Asia” is filled with the usual mix of good news and bad news and sometimes really awful news and sometimes some really awesome events. So let us begin…
My oldest started school this month. Apart from the obligatory first day pictures and updates on how well she’s settled in, this wouldn’t be a big thing, alas…
There were some really interesting reads this week from all over. Did you read any of these while we were moving last week?
The summer of 2005, I received my second packet of residential life materials for Vassar College. I scrambled through the paperwork and found the sheet that listed my roommate assignments, which I was anticipating since I checked off that I was a night owl who worked best after midnight on the roommate questionnaire. I had […]