academia

Thu, Oct 27, 2016, 2:12am
During midterms, courses tend to stop giving answers and start giving frustrations and doubts, but maybe that’s the point.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016, 11:35pm
“In no social situation should the n-word be used by someone who is not Black.”
Tue, Oct 11, 2016, 10:57pm
Professors might claim to be society’s last great champions of open dialogue; they might tout themselves as being masters of impartiality and intellectual zen; but, to quote Gershwin, it ain’t necessarily so. Some of them want you to join the horde of acolytes or get out. Call them out on it if...
Mon, Oct 10, 2016, 10:25pm
There are a surprising number of academic journals run by undergraduates on campus. Elaine Jiang looks at the value of these publications—they’re there for the students on staff, but what about the journals’ readers?  
Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 10:52pm
Students should not dismiss ideas that seem to conflict with empirical facts.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016, 1:53am
“Good teaching requires a lot of preparation, but Columbia neither sufficiently trains new faculty members in pedagogy—the method and philosophy of teaching—nor incentivizes their tenured counterparts to improve their practice."
Wed, Sep 14, 2016, 11:37pm
“I'll be 81 next month and have had many years to reflect upon the decisions I've made in my life. The long and short of it is, don't ever let your parents or anyone else for that matter steer you from what you really want to do in life.”
Wed, Sep 14, 2016, 12:48am
As an aspiring research professor, a first-generation college student comes to terms with the innately elite nature of academia.
Wed, Apr 27, 2016, 2:23am
Having a men’s studies course would enhance education and could be an effective means to overcome social issues that both genders face.
Wed, Feb 24, 2016, 6:27am
Of scholars who earned a Ph.D. in the humanities from 1996 to 2011, only 47.9 percent hold tenured or tenure-track positions at universities. Despite this, enrollment in doctoral programs has not declined. The Eye investigates what an uncertain job market means for Columbia’s Ph.D. candidates, and...

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