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On teaching at Quinnipiac

This draws the close on my second teaching appointment, having taught in the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University from 2006 to 2012. I recently sat next to someone on a plane who was about to receive her Ph.D. in Communications, and she noted that it no longer seems like you take an academic job […]
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Buffet Evals

“Leon Rothberg, Ph.D., a 58-year-old professor of English Literature at Ohio State University, was shocked and saddened Monday after receiving a sub-par mid-semester evaluation from freshman student Chad Berner. The circles labeled 4 and 5 on the Scan-Tron form were predominantly filled in, placing Rothberg’s teaching skill in the ‘below average’ to ‘poor’ range.” So […]
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Super PACs hurt the economy

There have been any number of criticisms of the Citizens United case and the Super PACs that have emerged as a result: they allow corporations and the rich to shape public debate and they provide no accountability, allowing for influence peddling and potential foreign influence. But I wonder if anyone has looked closely at their […]
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Does Mitt Romney Hate Noodles?

I was watching my Sunday comedy program, which included an interview with Mitt Romney, who discussed his recent speech on “Freedom and Religion.” Romney said that America needed “morality and religion” though that religion was “of course, not a particular denomination.” Tim Russert questioned him on this, asking about whether atheists had a place in […]
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