Link love

Pretty places to read.

A really awesome low-cost intervention experiment that a couple of famous economists did to get more poor kids into fancy colleges (that end up costing less than local schools).

Mutant supermodel talks books.

I’m not going to read blogs of so-called-feminists who announce to the world that they have no desire to read Lean-in, mainly because those bloggers don’t talk enough about the plight of the endangered Panamanian golden frog, and that oversight is just offensive.  I will continue to attack and call out these so-called-feminist bloggers on that oversight, even though I will completely ignore the male non-feminist bloggers who for some reason also sidestep the endangered frog topic.  Also:  Hush and Wandering Scientist.

“Nice guy” vs Friend Zone.  The comic.  Related buzzfeed article.

Fighting faculty terminations, via Tenured Radical.

Why benevolent sexism also sucks via psysociety.

A bedtime story for dr. becca’s study section.

Scalzi’s tribute to the late Roger Ebert.

9 Responses to “Link love”

  1. Rumpus Says:

    Re: faculty terminations, I thought it was SOP that tenure only lasts as long as your department is still around. I remember hearing several stories about universities closing entire departments and firing all the faculty.

    • Debbie M Says:

      This sounds like a sticky issue. If you do decide that getting rid of a few entire departments hurts the university less than cutting some out of a lot of departments, what, really, are you to do with those tenured faculty?

  2. becca Says:

    Well, we can always try a probiotic approach using Janthinobacterium lividum for the Panamarian golden frog, but I must warn you:
    1) the bacteria are purple-black, and the beautiful color scheme of the golden frog may be ruined
    2) the Panamarian golden frog has no natural predators. Do you really want to import the Notochaeta bufonivora fly to Panama in order to control the inevitable excessive population of poisonous frogs? And if so, are exploding/dissolving from the inside growth of excessive maggots poisonous frog flesh bits really better than hopping run amok poisonous frogs? UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCES!!!!

  3. hush Says:

    Gracias for the link! Great low-cost intervention experiment for getting low SES kids into elite colleges. Let’s hope it catches on.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      They’re currently working with the college board and big universities to make it widespread. It costs about $6 per student and has huge percentage differences in the probability of a highly qualified poor kid applying to *and getting into* and attending a stretch university.

      (And remember, these stretch universities cost poor kids LESS than the universities they might have attended and have higher graduation rates and more support in general.)

  4. MutantSupermodel Says:

    I always love your link collections because they contain so much awesome. I re-shared a ton of the ones you put here. And thanks for including me. I feel special to be included with some really great pieces. :D


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