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The Problem with Rigor

Today: ICU beds in six states have reached capacity as COVID-19 overwhelms American hospitals; a hurricane more powerful than Katrina is headed with increasing...

Teaching as Therapy

There was a time — a wonderful time, Joseph Epstein insists in a recent Wall Street Journal article — when English professors were “bad...

Moby Dick and Breastfeeding

Moby Dick, that magnum opus of American literature, famously contains no women. (They are in the background but not part of the action). But...

How to Teach with Text: Platforming Down as Disability Pedagogy

Within days after classes moved online in March, chronically ill and disabled activists began sharing their expertise with quarantine, remote work, and tele-intimacy. Faculty...

Reasons That Your Faculty Retreat Is Not Actually a Retreat

It does not involve a cabin in the woods. It does not involve long walks. It does not involve a scenic lake. It does not involve hot...

Things I Have Suffered While a Visiting Assistant Professor in Central Maine

Snow in May. Having to drive over 70 miles for a date. Working on a series of one-year contracts. Spiders. Succeeding at my...