Monthly Archives: May 2008

Six miles

It’s been a long time since I thought running six miles was a big deal. But today I did so, and with no symptoms at all in my left Achilles: no soreness, pain, tightness, or discomfort. Nothing. And my pace … Continue reading

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Beer haul

Beer purchases made on our recent trip Continue reading

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Graduate work

News about our graduate program: new curriculum, colloquium, 500 Continue reading

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Wisconsin and such

Saturday afternoon Erin, Madelyn, and I got back from our annual yay school is out trip, most of which was spent in Wisconsin. We drove through northeast Iowa and spent a few nights in the Porcupine Mountains, just over the … Continue reading

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Grading foursomes

I began the semester with 36 students in two courses. Grades go in today. Look at all the fours! Unfortunately, WIU doesn’t have plus/minus grading, or I would have assigned five B+ and two C+ grades. A: 4 B: 11 … Continue reading

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APR defined, I think

The NCAA recently reported its annual academic progress ratings (APR), claiming progress for many sports. At first look, the scale seemed padded to me: 1,000 is the highest possible score, 925 supposedly represents a 60% graduation rate, and the lowest … Continue reading

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Readymades at CCCC

Crossposted with a few email lists… A colleague and I are putting together a panel on readymades, and we’re looking for a third presenter. Broadly speaking, we’re looking at the re-emergence of the readymade in a variety of forms: web-based … Continue reading

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Cuts at Florida

Budget cuts at Florida: $47M. Enrollment too. Still not as bad as WVU’s fake degree… Continue reading

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An opportunity

Via email, I’m asked to write an advertising post Continue reading

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