All posts tagged with academia

Combating ‘ivory tower’ syndrome

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There is much in this editorial by Andrew Hoffman that merits broadcasting more widely: “Why academics are losing relevance in society – and how to stop it”....

Changing the currency of academic science

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John Ioannidis is well known as a critic of the way science has usually been practiced. I’ve linked to his work before (“Link: John Ioannidis and the scienti...

When humanities and science intersect

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I haven’t linked to the “scientism” conversation that has been unfolding between Steven Pinker and a number of specialists in the humanities this summer. It’...

Professing in the real world

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Education professor Sam Wineburg has a provocative essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education espousing a public impact agenda: “Choosing Real-World Impact O...

Writing more accessibly is the watchword

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Rachel Toor writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education in favor of academics finding a more polished approach to their prose: “Becoming a stylish writer”.