Professor Dan Middlemiss Backs Out of Teaching, Parking Space at Dalhousie Now Available

Freshman orientation has barely started, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon for an academic to start bellyaching about the deplorable conditions under which he is expected to show up for his 2:30 p.m. class. I should point out first that many universities are known for the appalling state of their facilities, perhaps none so […]

Afshan Jafar: Gen Xer, Professor, Cry Baby

You know the sound that a piece of errant chalk makes on a blackboard? Ever wonder what that sound, translated into words on a page, would read like? I can help you out with that. If you cruise on over to Inside Higher Ed and read “The Life and Work of a Professor,” by one […]

Presidential Politics, College Edition

I’m reading Game Change, which is every bit as juicy as I’d hoped it would be. I recommend it highly. As I read about primary fights and smoke-filled rooms, though, my thoughts are carried back into the past, and try as I might to resist this tide, I can’t. So I will share with you […]