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Hell," Grad School Edition.
Teaching" as viewed by Doonesbury
PhD: Piled High and
Deeper. A Grad Student Comic Strip
illustrated guide to a Ph. D.
The Simpsons - Comments about PhDs and Grad Students
The Grad Student Rap
Arts and Letters Daily
Benton, Thomas H. 2009. "Graduate
School in the Humanities: Just Don't Go." The Chronicle of
Benton, Thomas H. 2010. "The
Big Lie About the 'Life of the Mind'." The Chronicle of Higher
Education, February 8.
Brennan, Jason. 2015. "Should
You Go to Grad School?" Bleeding Heart Libertarians (February
Drezner, Daniel. 2015. "This
wasn't the PhD Advice you were Looking For." Washington Post
Easterbrook, Gregg. "Who
Needs Harvard?" The Atlantic online, October 2004.
Foster, Zachary. 2016. "How
not to Write: 14 tips for aspiring humanities academics." Times
Higher Education (July 7).
Harris, Monica J. 2010. "Career
Advice: Stop Admitting Ph.D. Students." Inside Higher Ed,
Hendrickx, Marc. 2008. "Being
published does not turn fiction into fact." The Sydney Morning
Herald, November 14.
Ingdahl, Waldemaron. 2006. "Old
School." Tech Central Station, February 9.
> On the differences between North American
and European academic institutions.
Johnson, Paul. 2010. "Are
Universities Worth It?" Forbes.com, September 13.
Kinzie, Susan. 2007. "Internet
Access Is Only Prerequisite For More and More College Classes."
Malcolm Gladwell compares the social logic of Ivy League admissions to
his Ontarian experience
McGowan , Ron. 2010. "Colleges,
universities shortchanging students." The Daily Iowan, May 4.
Mulholland, James. 2010. "Neither
a Trap Nor a Lie - Advice." The Chronicle of Higher Education,
Muratore, Kathryn. 2008. "My
Best Shot at Science Advocacy." LewRockwell.com, February 23.
Oswald, Andrew. 2013. "Things
I Would Have Found it Useful to Have Been Told when I was a Young
Researcher." (April 30).
Segran, Elizabeth. 2014. "Finding
Meaning after Academe." Chronicle of Higher Education (July
Shaw, Jane S. 2010. "Academic
Change We Can Believe In." The John William Pope Center for Higher
Education Policy, March 23.
Shea, Christopher. 2010. "The
End of Tenure?" The New York Times, September 3.
Smith, Noah. "Nice Ph.D. Think It Was
Worth It?" Bloomberg Views (April 22).
Sowell, Thomas. 2007. "Prestige
Versus Education." Townhall.com, October 23.
Stanfield, James. 2010. "The
Broken University." London: Adam Smith Institute.
Sternberg, Robert J. 2015. "Career
Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer: You can't count on your
publications and awards to take care of you." The Chronicle of
Higher Education (May 26).
"Short Changed" on Clamour of the Times (Philip Stott)
Strong, Michael. 2006. "Put
Your Money Where Your Theory Is." Tech Central Station, March
> Should academics put their money where
their theory is?
Surber, Jere P. 2010. "Well,
Naturally We're Liberal." The Chronicle Review,
Taylor, Lucy A. 2018. "Twenty
Things I Wish I'd Known when I Started my PhD." Nature (November
Texter, Douglas W. 2009. "No
Tenure? No Problem. How to make $100,000 a year as an adjunct English
instructor." The Chronicle Review, Volume 55, Issue 26,
Weissberg, Robert. 2010. "How
Universities Breed Dependency." The John William Pope Center for
Higher Education Policy, May 25.
Wilson, Robin. 2010. "The
Ivory Sweatshop: Academe Is No Longer a Convivial Refuge."
The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 25.
W. W. Bartley III on the marketplace of ideas and the real marketplace
• Interdisciplinary Research and Academia
Personal Introduction to Opportunities and Resources for: Research and
Activism in Energy and Environmental Science & Policy
by Daniel M. Kammen
this comment deals mostly with potential careers in energy policy analysis,
I believe it is a good backgrounder for anyone interested in interdisciplinary
Academic Associations to which I belong
Association of American Geographers
> Affinity Groups
Energy and Environment
Business History Conference
Canadian Association of
International Society for Industrial
Society for the Development of
Academic Research Websites
The Entrepreneurial Research Portal of the Kauffman Foundation
Heterodox Academy - The Viewpoint Diversity Experience
Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe on the High Cost of College (Full Interview)
(December 13, 2013).
Adams, Scott. 2011. "How
to Get a Real Education." The Wall Street Journal, April 9.
Cameron Herold: Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs, Video on
Alsop, Ronald. 2006. "M.B.A.
Recruiters' No. 1 Pet Peeve: Poor Writing and Speaking Skills."
The Wall Street Journal's Career Journal, January 17.
Too Many Students Going to College?" The Chronicle of Higher
Education, November 8, 2009.
Buck, Stuart. 2006. "The
Value of Education?" The Buck Stops Here, September 6.
Carey, Kevin. 2010. "That
Old College Lie." Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Issue 15
Crawford, Matthew B. "Shop
Class as Soulcraft." The New Atlantis, Number 13, Summer
2006, pp. 7-24.
Grad Skool Rulz
Kawasaki, Guy. 2006. "Ten
Things to Learn This School Year." Signum Sine Tinnitu,
Leef, George. 2006. "The
Skills College Graduates Need." Clarion Call, No. 390,
Murray, Charles. 2008. "For
Most People, College Is a Waste of Time." The Wall Street Journal,
Ponnuru, Ramesh. 2010. "The
Case Against College Education." Time, February 24.
Postrel, Virginia. 2012. "How
Art History Majors Power the US Economy." Bloomberg Views (January
Shaw, Jane S. 2009. "Clarion
Call - The Ivory Tower: Crumbling From Within?" The John William
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, April 21.
Space, Kelli. 2011. "My
Very Costly College Education." The John William Pope Center for
Higher Education Policy, January 04.
Stein, Ben. 2007. "Old-School
Lessons for the College-Bound (Ben Stein on 'How Not to Ruin Your Life')."
Yahoo Finance, August 17.
Victor Davis Hanson. 2008. "The
Humanities Move Off Campus." City Journal, vol. 18, no 4.
Cameron Herold: Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs, Video on
Business Rules of Thumb Wiki
Casnocha, Benedict T. 2007. "Three
Things to Unlearn from School." Ben Casnocha: The Blog, July
try to dodge the recession with grad school." Penelope Trunk's
Brazen Careerist, February 3rd, 2009.
Manson, Mark. 2015. "Screw
Finding your Passion." Mark Manson.
McArdle, Megan. 2013. "What's
the Use of a PhD?" The Daily Beast (February 21).
Mike Rowe on following your passion (or not, or sort of).
what to do with your life?
Here are some
valuable advices from Apple Computers co-founder, Steve Jobs. (Some
critical comments on Jobs' advice by Robin Hanson, Megan McArdle,
Arnold Kling and Will Wilkinson.)
Nusbaum, Roger. "Jim
Rogers Says Watch It All." Benzinga.com, March 9, 2010.
Roberts, Russ. 2017. "The
Three Blind Spots of Politics." Medium (June 25).
Sykes, Charles J. "Some
Rules Kids Won't Learn in School Text." San Diego Union Tribune,
September 19, 1996.
Wheelan, Charles. 2012. "10
Things Your Commencement Speaker Won't Tell You." The Wall Street
Journal (April 30).
Yudkowsky, Eliezer. 2007. "Two
More Things to Unlearn from School." Overcoming Bias, July