Ladyblogland let us know about some awesome stuff this week.
Can we all go move to an island somewhere or something? Because the next two years with Republicans running the House and Senate are NOT looking fun. And it was a week of shitstorms and terrible people and all kinds of other assorted fuckery. Fun times! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
So many people were truly terrible this week, but we’ve got a few awesome people to try to balance them out. And if you somehow missed the worst Photoshop ever, you’re gonna love this week’s TWiM! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
Last week I talked about the areas of overlap and divergence in the experiences of women in academia. In both the cases of overlap and divergence, some things are trivial and others are much more important. I mean, we could spend weeks talking about different coffee habits, coffee houses, coffee discounts, and other coffee-related differences […]
I am maybe breaking one of my rules today. I am very, very sorry about this, but I am going to reference work done at one of the blogs at the journal Nature. Why am I so sorry? Because I am not sure that this information is freely available to people without a subscription and […]
Official graduate school acceptances are flying through the (e)mail like so many focused pigeons. If you spent your fall and winter honing your cover letter, resume, and essay, this is a particularly exhilarating and stressful time of year. After all, soon you will have to choose which program is right for you, if any. So […]
I talk about stress every so often and by that I mean that I talk about stress so very often, but I don’t see any other way around it: being in academia, whether you’re just starting out or well into your career, can be extremely stressful. Let’s take a moment to relax together.
I thought that after last week, I’d be done talking with money for a little bit, but no sooner had I hit “submit” on my last Women in Academia post than the conversation brewing around the scientific publisher Elsevier hit a boiling point. Now, nearly 4500 and counting academics, scientists, and researchers have signed a […]
Three stories broke recently, each highlighting slightly different issues facing academia. One focuses on undergraduate students struggling to make financial ends meet. Another focuses on the increasingly difficult funding landscape that may imperil the careers of researchers. And the last looks at the growth, and disparity in growth, between large and small university and college […]
You are some of the mouthiest broads on the internet and I say that with both love and admiration. Being mouthy means not taking any shit. Being mouthy means standing up for yourself. Being mouthy means standing up for what’s right. Being mouthy means not getting pushed aside. Being mouthy is awesome. But it can […]
I know I’ve talked about priorities here before, but last time it was on a much smaller scale. Today, I am interested in hearing about how you choose your priorities in your career. These choices get started as early on as during one’s undergraduate career, so I would like to encourage people engaged in academia […]
The AP Credit debate is not a new one. On the one hand, high schools and colleges often have different learning goals, which makes sense as students start to challenge themselves and think in more complex ways about the material. On the one hand, AP classes provide a benefit to many students. On the other […]
Last week, I got a barrage of emails asking me to fill out year-end surveys about the various campus programs and initiatives. After several years working in psychology labs and seeing both how important surveys are and how often they are ignored, I have developed an intense guilt complex surrounding my interactions with surveys: now, […]
It’s the end of the semester/quarter! You made it! I hope you’re celebrating with some nice Ryan Gosling memes (now in library science and biostatistics flavors) or a big glass of your favorite cold-weather beverage. Sure, work isn’t done, but things feel a lot looser around the holidays and without the stresses of classes (being […]