Category Archives: Community of Scholars

A Very Different Kind of Place

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: The world has become a very different kind of place, and people haven’t fully adjusted yet. You can’t beat up an African American, or even shoot him. A bystander may be filming you on … Continue reading

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Things she said: weaponized fragility

Things she said Broke me down and left me shattered From Stephen Maher, “Jordan Peterson and the big mistake of university censors“. Maclean’s, November 17, 2017: But there is something sick-making about the growing bureaucratization of safe spaces, the culture … Continue reading

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Runs with my life

From an article by Holton Shulman, “U of O prof translates letters between Leo Tolstoy and wife“, The Fulcrum 78:10 (November 6, 2017): University of Ottawa Russian literature professor Andrew Donskov is no stranger to Leo Tolstoy. His entire professional … Continue reading

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Form and Substance

Recall in the academic world, how some were so very excited to form a new committee for this or that. Sometimes it seemed that they would almost be salivating at the prospect of more committee meetings. Spending much time on … Continue reading

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Periphery

Neil Remington Abramson, a recently-retired professor from the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, returned to the campus and commented as follows: It strikes me that 25 years ago, when I started here at Simon Fraser University, none of … Continue reading

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Not Quite Effective

Came across a box of overheads. The ones one would write on, with non-permanent ink, so that they could be reused. Environmentally responsible, dontcha know. So responsible The students, when evaluating the course (in this case, Business Law) would comment, … Continue reading

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Student Protection II

In relation to “The Ripper and Student Protection“, concerning a senior professor feeling he had let his students down in relation to a certain area of a course, and not wanting his students to be penalized accordingly on a final … Continue reading

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