The Shape Of Things That Are

Reading the popular press these days, I thought I had long gone past the point at which an article would surprise me. In an age in which E=mc^2^ has been argued to be a sexed equation because ‘it privileges the speed of light over other speeds that are vitally necessary to us,’ no gymnastics should seem out of place. Yet today, an article in The New York Times managed the seemingly unmanageable....

July 17, 2020 · 2 min read · 424 words

Cold Calling Students

I learn today that a poll, of over 30,000 students from around the world who are intending to study abroad, has showed 57% are experiencing disruptions to their study plans. This number is up on the 46% returned when QS ran a similar survey in April. Given the effect Covid is having on day to day life, the only surprise here is that the number facing disruption isn’t higher. Yet what seems to be creating the greatest consternation and alarm in academic circles is not that students are facing disruption, but that 29% of the survey respondents are intending to delay or cancel their future plans for overseas study....

June 8, 2020 · 3 min read · 455 words