I don’t expect students to be constantly after me—and I wouldn’t want them to be. I also know that what looms large for them are their friends, families, and personal lives. But I’m beginning to learn that if students at large universities are starved for personal attention and connection, students at small colleges have so [...]
I did propose with a diamond ring, for which I paid a substantial portion of my income, but since I was in grad school at the time, my income was very modest.
The next time you look at a diamond, consider this. Nearly every American marriage begins with a diamond because a bunch of rich [...]
College is already pretty stressful, and journalism culture is not exactly relaxed, either. The psychological strain of trying to do justice to a newsworthy story, while also respecting the suffering of members of your own academic community, while also suffering as a member of that community, is no picnic.
The stereotype of the hard-hitting journalist [...]
One might argue that the new emphasis on sociability is precisely what autistic spectrum students require. Don’t they, more than anyone else, need to develop their communication and collaborative skills? And in our increasingly social 21st century, aren’t these skills more important than ever before — both for life in general, and for jobs in [...]
Frequent smartphone use imposes significant psychological costs on the user, and negatively impacts our personal and professional lives. –Daniel Gulati – Harvard Business Review.
Talk nerdy to me. You’re my type.
What about old friend Helvetica, Miss Typography of 1957 (and pretty much every year after)? Coles theorizes that its universality stems from the fact that its “shapes and widths are unusually uniform.” This homogeneity makes it perfect for big display logos but “not as effective for long passages [...]
A hype-heavy treatment of a recent study (named vaguely as the “American Freshman Survey,” in the article, but not actually cited or dated… I found a copy of a 2011 report).
While students are much more likely to call themselves gifted in writing abilities, objective test scores actually show that their writing abilities are far [...]
A six-year-old who was warned not to pretend to shoot his classmates with scissors later made a shooting gesture with his fingers, and has now been suspended.
A parent reacting to the story told a reporter “I wouldn’t expect someone to do that to my child, and if they did, I would expect some type [...]