Monthly Archives: December 2011

Review, rinse, repeat

Last week, I had a meeting with the Dean and Assistant Dean of Faculty, my department chair, and two of my tenure-track cohort and their respective department chairs. We were there to talk about our upcoming 4th year review. It … Continue reading

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Mathematicians in weird places

Yesterday, Kiran Kedlaya was competing on Jeopardy!. I, along with many of my friends, was very (and maybe unreasonably) excited about this. There is something really exciting, always, about seeing someone you know on TV, or on stage, or in … Continue reading

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A Necessary Evil?

This semester, I have found myself grading homework more often than working on any of my other academic duties. Some weeks, I have spent upwards of 15 hours just on grading, and I still have to prep for two classes, … Continue reading

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