Saturday, May 04, 2013


  1. Kazim Ali in the Oberlin Alumni Magazine (Spring 2012): Poetry is Dangerous:

    Because of my recycling, the bomb squad came, the state police came. Because of my recycling, buildings were evacuated, classes were canceled, campus was closed. No. Not because of my recycling. Because of my dark body. No. Not because of my dark body. Because of his fear.

    See also: On Being Brown in America by Amitava Kumar, written after the recent bomb blasts in Boston.

  2. Faculty members of San Jose State University's philosophy department have penned an an open letter to Prof. Michael Sandel explaining why they "[refused] to be involved with [his] course

    on "Justice"
  3. . His response to this letter is here.

  4. Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution: Online Education Trumps the Cost Disease.

  5. Two NPR stories on women in computer science: Blazing The Trail For Female Programmers and How One College Is Closing The Computer Science Gender Gap.