Monthly Archives: March 2011

Warrior Tales: the Story of Dave

What if you don’t get a job?  We’ve all heard horror stories of people driving cabs, working at Starbuck’s, or hanging around campus doing odd jobs; some medicate with dangerous drugs, or, in the worst cases, attempt suicide.  No one … Continue reading

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Master Metaphors: A Newly-Minted Ph.D.

  With this entry we begin a series of occasional posts on the organizing fictions of academic life.  Today let’s take a look at the connotations of “newly-minted Ph.D.” In ancient times precious metals were originally valued by weight.  Adulterated … Continue reading

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