Monthly Archives: March 2016

Math Tea

My school has a longstanding tradition of a weekly math tea. And unlike other places I’ve been, where this time is a social hour before a seminar, at Hood it’s a time to play games, solve puzzles, or do some … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

My Lecture-less Modern Algebra and Foundations Courses–Part I of an Ongoing Saga

This semester I decided to take a (maybe temporary) break from lecturing. Don’t get me wrong, I love lecturing, and I love going to good lectures. However, there have always been a few aspects of my own lecture classes that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

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

Posted in bias, service, writing letters of recommendation | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Writing Better Recommendations