Recommended reads #147

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Why science needs philosophy

Butterflies aren’t expendable

Can I enjoy the art but denounce the artist?

Ambitious administrators and skeptical scholars have a lot to learn from this postmortem of UT’s Project 2021.

Most Americans don’t realize state funding for higher ed fell by billions

SPSS is dying

Is the real problem not incivility, but instead “motive attribution asymmetry?”

Dan Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs on GED (Generalized Insect Decline), from the perspective of long-term life and work in northwestern Costa Rica.

Costa Rica has a green new deal, too. It matters for the whole planet.

When undergraduate women have more female role models in STEM they are more likely to stay in the earth and environmental sciences… by A LOT!


College admissions bribery roundup:

The real scandal is what is legal in college admissions.”

Have any mediocre students ended up at Oxbridge?

How the myth of meritocracy stays alive

Now that we see what stealing a college slot really looks like, can we stop making students of color feel like frauds?

As Elite Campuses Diversify, A ‘Bias Towards Privilege’ Persists


Another small private college closure. This time, Southern Vermont College. I would imagine any kind of tenure-track job interview at small private college would involve a close scrutiny of the college’s financial footing and long-term plans for fiscal sustainability.

Chimpanzee traditions are disappearing.

An analysis with a lot of statistical power reveals gender bias in the publication process. I think the lessons here are a must-read for all editors.

I support women of color unless they are politically to my left

81 scientists call for radical rethink of NZ museums

A tale of two tenure reversals

This story begins, “I am increasingly viewing my own work as an educator from two different sets of eyes. One pair of eyes is my own, with all of my experience and all my frustration at what is available to students, and with all the motivation to provide better options for my students. The second pair belongs to my eldest child, now well into their 20’s, as they navigate through the extractive pits and snares that so many publishers have left in the traditional regional university.”

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