* ICYMI: Dr. Seuss Explains Assessment, Metrics, Administrative Blight, and Pretty Much Every Aspect of the Contemporary Education System.
* This is, I think, literally the first time I have ever heard of university budget cuts impacting administration. Meanwhile.
* Meanwhile meanwhile, Congress talks adjuncts and adjunctification. I’m sure they’ll come up with a good solution soon.
* Tressie McMillan Cottom on race and adjunctification.
* Yo novel so staid and conventional, it’s taught at over 50 MFA programs.
* Submitted for your approval: An OCR of the MLA JIL list, 1965-2012.
* For some reason I’m seeing a ton of links to Bousquet’s “Tenured Bosses and Disposable Teachers” this weekend.
* Bérubé’s last post on MLA 2014.
* Harvard, MIT Online Courses Dropped by 95% of Registrants.
* Inside a for-profit college nightmare.
* Inside the “longform backlash.”
* How Student Activists at Duke Transformed a $6 Billion Endowment.
* “Income inequality” has proved a very successful framing for Democrats discussing a massive social problem, so of course the Obama White House is rolling out a much worse one.
* Pope Francis Is Drafting An Encyclical On The Environment.
* xkcd explains climate.
* Demographics is destiny: Latinos overwhelmingly want action on climate change.
* How nonviolent was the civil rights movement?
* It’s 1968, and Esquire is interviewing James Baldwin.
* Chris Christie says no to dashboard cameras.
* The coming Common Core meltdown.
* The headline reads, “Chinese restaurant owner told to pull down two gigantic 50ft naked Buddhas from establishment’s roof.”
* Highly Educated, Highly Indebted: The Lives of Today’s 27-Year-Olds, In Charts.
* America’s nuclear corps are a mess. Dr. Strangelove was a documentary.
* A journey to the end of the world (of Minecraft).
* Science has finally proved that sex reverses cognitive decline in rats.
* This World Map Shows The Enormity Of America’s Prison Problem.
* The New York Times has the tragic story of a man with a million dollars in his retirement account struggling to scrape by on just $31,500 a month. Truly, there but for the grace of God go we.
* Bucking trend, Wisconsin union membership grows.
* Fox to strand reality show contestants on an island for an entire year.
* Woody Guthrie’s daughter wants to preserve Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital.
* The “okay, fine, let’s abolish all marriages” response to marriage equality is so strange to me. I know things like this happened during the civil rights movement — and one might argue that precisely the same thing has been happening in slow-motion to public education over the last few decades — but it still seems like such a strange, uniquely twenty-first-century temper tantrum.
* Behold, the 90s! The Most Impressive Costumes from Star Trek: TNG’s First 3 Seasons.
* Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath.
* We Didn’t Eat the Marshmallow. The Marshmallow Ate Us.
* And Stephen Hawking wants to destroy all your silly, silly dreams.