Category Archives: attracting math majors

Offensive Words/Phrases: Who Should Know Better?

Required reading for any academic is Philip Roth’s “The Human Stain.” In the first few pages an older, tenured professor is “forced to retire.” Why? There were two students who never were present when he called roll. Even after roll … Continue reading

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Hello, World!

Hello, World! I am Katherine (Kate) Thompson, and I’m a new co-editor for this blog. In a few weeks, I will be starting a tenure-track position at the United States Naval Academy. My basic bio and CV-esque stats can be … Continue reading

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On an accelerated intro to proofs course: the good, the bad, the ugly, and the good again

O, the bittersweet feeling of the end of the school year. So much happiness to be done with the exhausting cycle of teaching and grading, but so sad to see many students graduating and leaving your classes. These last five … Continue reading

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