by Brian Michael Foote
(Image courtesy of Yvan Degtyariov, portfolio here.)
Man, what is going on down in Virginia?
Everything I read about Teresa Sullivan, Helen Dragas and the rest of the mess down south makes me cringe so hard I look like I’m having a seizure. According to Inside Higher Ed it appears that we’ll have to wait until Tuesday to know how it’s going to shake out. Of course there’s always the question of whether Dragas will get to keep her own post, regardless of Sullivan’s fate, since it’s up again on July 1st. For bonus level fun you can read some of the emails going around between Dragas and crew that were obtained by the student paper through a FOIA request. It’s like an academic version of “Game of Thrones” down there.
Speaking of “Game of Thrones,” this is as good a time as any to let you know that starting July 12th your ISP is going to start paying a lot more attention to your internet usage. So, you know, act accordingly.
Here on the Commons Tony Picciano was in Russia, then he left, then he went to Estonia, now I think he’s in Sweden somewhere. The travel post were making me a little jealous so I had to focus on the news posts. That wasn’t much comfort though as Tony pointed readers towards a sobering report on the state of adjuncts in higher ed. Let me tell you, it ain’t pretty. Of course, from the look of things over at Thought Sphere it isn’t much better for public sector jobs either.
To cheer things up a bit here’s Bill Ashton teaching his Blackboard students with memes. For added measure our own Scott Voth has posted a ton of great tools for bloggers over on the Commons Codex and a bunch of opportunities over at Help Wanted.
To wrap things up I want to remind fellow bloggers that if you’re interested in keeping track of your blog’s visitor traffic and stats be sure to send me a message!
Till next week.