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Writing Better Recommendations

So much of our daily to-do lists seem to be tasks for which we have little-to-no training, few direct guidelines, and practically no oversight (at least until mid-tenure review). I’ve just sent off several letters of recommendation for students hoping … Continue reading

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How to avoid looking like a jerk

Recommendation season is ending soon (although like the Winter, it seems to be dragging on forever). Math professors and instructors everywhere have been writing and sending letters of recommendations for their students since last Fall for various reasons, like academic … Continue reading

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Tropical Mathematics: A Vacation Diary

My Winter vacation is almost over (our semester starts on Monday), and as is often the case, it didn’t feel much like a vacation. I DID get to come home to Venezuela, spent some time at the beach, and spent … Continue reading

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