Gerry Canavan

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* OSU President Gordon Gee wants to reform the rules for the granting of tenure such that excellent teaching counts as a mode of scholarship. That sounds reasonable, but unless it’s aimed at the adjunct faculty problem it’s still mostly a band-aid on the labor crisis in the profession.

* What are the chances of a high school football player eventually going on to win the Super Bowl? Eric Barker has a chart that calculates them at 1 in 64,903. Now, I didn’t play in high school, but I still like my chances.

* And Pharyngula linked to the Kim Stanley Robinson talk I posted yesterday, bringing it a lot of new eyes and inaugurating an already rather lengthy discussion at his site about some of the points Stan makes in the talk. Check it out.

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February 6, 2010 at 12:01 pm

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