31 October 2011

On a whimsical tale

Delightful; worthy of Chesterton! Thanks to Krulwich wonders at the NPR blog.

On referencing--yet again

The heading link is to an interesting argument calling for a less obsessional approach to citation and referencing in student work, because it distracts attention from content and style. As might be expected, it generates a lot of comments.

My own take on it has been covered here (and here and here).

12 October 2011

On perspectives

Overheard today: an administrator is showing a new colleague around---
"We call this the HR corridor, because that's where their office is..."
...and two dance studios, a gymnasium, several seminar and music practice rooms, and a dozen or so academics' offices.

But their take on the academy is elegantly explored here.