We have got to start treating people better, but that ship may have already sailed. Perhaps we’re in a position where business owners have saved so much money on employees for so long that now they need to spend money to figure out how to do work with fewer people.
Once the dean took the program away and gave it to her friend, I know there were many inquiries (as they came to me but I always had them transferred to the new program head), but the forensic workshop never again occurred.
My students, on my first year, loved “tattling” on me. When word reached the president’s ear, he would (privately) ask his wife, and she backed me up every time. It’s probably what got me through the first year.
The irony, in my mind, is that the books against which these laws are aimed are the “alternative viewpoints” the laws purport to protect. If you want to see the textbooks glorifying white men and providing an alternative view of the truth, it’s really as simple as looking at most history textbooks today.
One of the greatest things I had ever heard was when she told me that my presence there helped keep her at the college.
As a chemistry professor, explosives have been kind of a norm for me.
I can honestly look at somebody nowadays, and say, “oh, it’s an old teaching injury”. I mean, seriously, how many people can say that?
There are some things that we truly need to teach, such as basic instructions on using emergency equipment, and, honestly, self-defense.
College was not her time, nor was it mine (including graduate school, although thanks to my beautiful office mate and great friend it was so much better). I told her (or her mother) this, and predicted that once college was over, and she found her career, she would find much more serious minded and mature people with whom she would better relate.
I’m here with a warm spot on my lap created by my cat’s butt as she is keeping me company, but the only human voices I hear are from the Blues Brothers as they play on my old computer. Don’t a