Another Quora question that caught my attention. This one struck a nerve: Is it tacky for honorary doctorates to use the title before their name? This may seem like a biased answer (because it is), but IMO an honorary doctorate is the university equivalent of a participation trophy. A Ph.D is intended to represent a unique contribution to the field, …
How do you know when something is truly exceptional?
The specter of secret recordings of university professors once again opens the door to the loss of individual rights and freedoms.
A Quora question asks about how context affects communication.
How people contort themselves into wanting to be seen as damaged goods… because it gives them immunity from criticism
Yet another article that threatens alarmist consequences of Global Warming with pseudo-scientific mumbo-jumbo.
Quora question: What are some hard truths teachers never tell students about after school life?
It looks like an analysis of an old debate is popular once more; me… not so much.
(Fair warning: this is a personal account.) The systems were designed well, I think. When we were in school or college, passing was supposed to mean you knew the material, basically. A B showed you were pretty good, and an A was only for the smartest students. Not relatively the smartest, but objectively the smartest. Most people could at least …
If you are trying to make sense of what’s going on in the world today, this is probably the most important, and horribly misunderstood, concept in Communication.
In a world of personal brands and reputations, plagiarism is more than just wrong – it’s damaging.
The following is a transcript of the graduation speech of the 2027 Graduating Class. It was delivered by one of the 457 valedictorians of the College.
The academic trend for teaching autoethnographies in universities isn’t just dumb, it’s cruel and dangerous.
Not everyone thinks that there is enough evidence to be worried about Academia yet.
The death bells of Academia are ringing. Can you hear them?