Thursday, August 30, 2007

Timothy Burke on anger at academe

Between the relentlessly upbeat, deeply enthusiastic first-year students and the Yankees' sweep of the Sox, there's been a lot to smile about in the DGS office. So, let's balance that out by remembering that there are a lot of people angry at the academy. The ever-thoughtful Timothy Burke has produced this post on the subject. What I like about it is that he has tried to understand this anger (an anger he does not share) without dismissing it or becoming defensive. I'm pretty sure that he doesn't say everything there is to be said on the topic, but if you think it's important to consider the relationship of the academy to the rest-of-the-world, then it is worth reading.

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