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The teaching lives of others

From the time that you finish taking courses in graduate school, until you have to evaluate other people’s teaching (for tenure and promotion, say), you could get away with not watching anyone else teach. Of course, we see talks at … Continue reading

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Half a twist on a cliche speech

This last weekend was commencement at Bates. As part of the commencement festivities, several of our students are inducted into honor societies. In particular, Phi Beta Kappa (the Liberal Arts honors society) and Sigma Xi (the scientific honors society). I … Continue reading

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