Archive for February, 2014

Class matters

I’m collecting posts on class and higher education here. Add others to the comments, email (enchantressofnumbers at gmail) or tweet (@sarcozona) them to me. One of these things is not like the others: on being an academic from a non-academic family by Acclimatrix Poverty in the Ivory Tower by Sarcozona Economic barriers in the elite University […]

Taking a medical leave

If you’ve been following me here, you know that my migraines are really out of control lately. To try and get a handle on that, I’ve gone on medical leave. I wrote about some of the challenges with that on Tenure, She Wrote a few days ago. In a month or so I’ll have another […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

Stuff worth reading Athena FF: Amma Asante’s Belle Revisits Jane Austen Through Black POV To watch On Hild, Female Readers of Genre Fiction, and Not Being Game of Thrones To read “Jonathan Ferrell ran towards police seeking help after a car accident and was given a hail of…” Frontier takes over Verizon’s network, complaints fall […]

I’ve got the ideas, but is it enough?

Scicurious thinks she’s not good enough at coming up with ideas to be a scientist. I’m really, really good at coming up with ideas, but I’m terrible at breaking them down into scienceable chunks and carrying them out. Maybe (hopefully) this is something my training will fix, but wouldn’t it be awesome if people like […]

What’s more important, intention or result?

“If we continue to talk about tight labor markets as if that is a truly evil phenomenon,” the New York Fed president brooded in a 2000 meeting transcript, “we are going to convince the American people that what we believe in is not price stability, which is for the good of everybody, but a differentiation […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

Stuff worth reading Target’s “Second-Rate” Fix for Hacking Victims May Leave Customers Vulnerable I haven’t even been able to successfully sign up for this yet. Daniel Moss: Cities Partner with Rural Communities to Protect Water Robert Reich: Why The Lousy Jobs Report Boosted Wall Street 15 Photos From The Massive Progressive Protest You Didn’t Hear […]