Saturday, May 31, 2008

Mentoring Made Easy

To be a mentor entails guiding students out of their comfort zone, to help them stretch their minds. This is not always popular.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Up the Renters!

I was pleased to read in today's SF Bay Guardian of billboard liberation in San Francisco's rent control ballot battle, boldly fighting to protect the 2000 victory by renters in the City of Love.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Comparative Silence

I was thinking the other day about the surge of lay interest in academic analysis of popular communication that surfaced in the US from roughly 2003-2006. Some of the discussions that took place on weblogs during that timeframe were notably insightful, and have now almost completely dropped off the Internet. I’m not sure how to describe the comparative silence of the present, but I imagine it would be of interest to social scientists.