Blogs I Follow
- More annals of correlations wrongly attributed as causation: The more equal women and men are, the less they want the same things
- In happened sooner than I thought: Baobab beer in microbrewery in New Jersey
- Building housing in San Jose
- Readings on immigration issues in the United States
- Trying to fix my old turntable in basement I turned into a voyeur
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Category Archives: Santa Clara University
Juana entered almost ten years later. In 1552 the princess, 17 at the time, married the heir to the Portuguese throne. When he died two years later, she returned to Spain. Young, beautiful, and aware of her royal position and … Continue reading
Turns out in many states there is only a “single party consent” needed to record a conversation, and so students could record me in class. They are limited in what they can do, since the cannot “sell” my intellectual property. … Continue reading
An interesting thing happened on the way to implementing Sustaining Excellence. Our operating budget for FY17 inherited more challenges from the previous year than originally estimated. In FY16 we ended up with a $4.5 Million net operating loss — the … Continue reading
Lauinger Library’s budget was cut by $1 million for fiscal year 2016, requiring the library to reduce its principal collections of books to avoid staff layoffs. In July 2015, the library took a 6-percent overall budget reduction as part of … Continue reading
Salient stories like these from the University of Oregon are worrisome to all faculty, whose job is “speech”
As a university professor, I know that much of my job involves engaging in speech. I do that “live” in front of students, I do it on Youtube recordings, I do it on a blog, I do it in academic … Continue reading
What does the Federal government’s CollegeScorecard say about the earnings of SCU students in comparative perspective?
We do very well, thank you. Here is the summary article from Kevin Carey at The New York Times. The data is here. Of course, our students are much more likely to come from wealthier and well-educated families, compared with … Continue reading