Update on Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety

Great news: I happened to visit WorldCat for another reason today and, while there, checked the status of my book Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety. According to Worldcat, as of January 17th, 2015 my book has been purchased by 732 libraries/locations around the world. It’s currently available at (mostly university) libraries in the followingContinue reading “Update on Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety

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Why Low-Income Students Should Apply to Top Schools

The bar graph says it all: low income students at the most competitive schools pay less out of pocket than students at two-year public institutions. I knew that our most competitive schools spent quite a bit on supporting the low-income students that they accept, but I wasn’t aware it was to this degree. The problem,Continue reading “Why Low-Income Students Should Apply to Top Schools”

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Frozen…

[Yes, beware of spoilers…] I have a confession to make. After being begged by my daughters (Grace, 8, and Zoe, 4 — Grace did most of the begging because she never forgets anything and at eight years old is probably smarter than me) for about ten continuous days I finally rented Frozen on iTunes and watched itContinue reading “Frozen…”

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FiveThirtyEight | As More Attend College, Majors Become More Career-Focused

Nate Silver’s post on increasingly career-centered college majors makes a lot of sense: he defines the trend as a function of that many more people going to college now. I’d only take issue with his conclusion about being wary about becoming an English major. He has a point there too, but English majors score theContinue reading “FiveThirtyEight | As More Attend College, Majors Become More Career-Focused”

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Cynthia Morefield’s Modular Paintings

The latest issue of the online journal Mixitini Matrix features Cynthia Morefield’s essay “Reservoir–An Experiment in Viewer Collaboration,” which describes how her modular work requires viewer collaboration. Each individual artwork is comprised of several modules that can be rearranged to create different patterns based upon viewer preference. The modules themselves are very interesting. They’re multilayer works thatContinue reading “Cynthia Morefield’s Modular Paintings”

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