Category Archives: social aspects of math life

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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Epsilon and Beyond

I started writing for PhD + Epsilon in 2014, when I was just starting my third (!) academic job (my double fabulous co-blogger, Sara Malec, started at the same time; we took it over from the extremely fantastic Adriana Salerno).  … Continue reading

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Another First Day

Monday was the first day of classes for me, and also the first day of a new job.  This fall I started as an assistant professor at Colorado College, a liberal arts college of about 2000 students in Colorado Springs, … Continue reading

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