Thursday, June 10, 2010

Links ...

  1. Onion: Adderall Receives Honorary Degree from Harvard: "... the synthetic psychostimulant [Adderall] was warmly praised by Harvard president Drew Faust, who called Adderall a stirring testament to what the human mind can achieve when chemically altered by a combination of dextroamphetamine and racemic DL-amphetamine salts."

  2. Janet Stemwedel's take on the University of California system's war against Nature Publishing Group: Shrinking budgets + skyrocketing subscription fees = UC boycott of NPG. [See also this Chronicle story].

  3. Drew Conway at Zero Intelligence Agents: Ten Reasons Why Graduate Students Should Blog: "Having a blog provides you an independent beacon upon which you can broadcast your own ideas. Consider this, ZIA is but a tiny blip within the academic blogosphere, but in the last year my CV has been downloaded by over 875 unique visitors, or more than twice a day."