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September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674230

Here's an interesting chart from Lifehacker. It shows the median salaries (along with the 25th and 75th percentiles for various majors. It's taken from a report created by the Georgetown ...

September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674233
I'm done, done, DONE with grading for the semester. Now there's nothing left to do but wait for the complaints. Ah well - that I can deal with.

For a reward, I spent the night spent reading an anthology of short stories titled Strange ...

September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674234
It's that time of the semester - exams are done, projects are in (with one exception) and it's grading time. Some highlights/low lights:
My Student Managed Investment fund was a weak group, and they never seemed to "get with the program". As a result, they did ...

September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674232
I did a 34 mile ride today - my longest so far this year. I've been using a heart monitor for a couple of years, and every year, it takes me a while to realize that I should pay attention to it - when I keep my pace ...

September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674231
I finished my 50 miler, and in fairly good shape, too. It took just about 3 hours 20 minutes, which is a bit more than I expected.

I'd hoped to take it easy for the first 30 miles or so, but there were a couple ...

September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674213
A Dutch artist named Bart Hansen recently decided to memorialize his dead cat (Orville) in an unusual way - by turning it into a remote-controlled helicopter. Jansen said that Oville always loved birds, and now he can fly with them.

Unfortunately, he forgot the laser beams.  Amateur!

September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674214
I'm back.

Unknown University has a new initiative.  They want to encourage more "interdisciplinary" research.  So, they're trying to hire in groups centered around "big" topics.   So what do they call this approach?

"Cluster Hires"

It's too easy.   I'm not going there.  

September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674211
The student loan market has a lot of factors that seem to say "Stay the heck away!": they're relatively easy to qualify for, college costs have increased far more rapidly than general consumer prices, we now seem to feel that EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A COLLEGE EDUCATION. ELEVENTY!!!, and most importantly, ...

September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674210
I'm finishing up the semester, and am in the middle of grading about 20 write-ups that my students had to do for a case we covered in class.   The case involved a venture capitalist offering an entrepreneur funds for what the entrepreneur thought was far too large a stake in ...

September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674212
It's been almost a year since I last posted.  And a lot has happened at Unknown University since then.   I'm waiting to hear from the University P&T Committee and the Provost on my tenure case (I've made it past all the other hurdles - department, college peers, college P&T committee, ...