Comments on: Baa Ram U. featured again on NPR http://www.historiann.com/2012/10/11/baa-ram-u-featured-again-on-npr/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:24:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2012/10/11/baa-ram-u-featured-again-on-npr/comment-page-1/#comment-1117460 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:10:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19705#comment-1117460 Yes! Be concerned! Be very concerned, indeed!

I thought your former office in Cali was in a miserable warren of hamster cages. Being on the tenure-track is no better?

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By: Leslie M-B http://www.historiann.com/2012/10/11/baa-ram-u-featured-again-on-npr/comment-page-1/#comment-1117120 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 04:21:58 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19705#comment-1117120 What are these “windows” you speak of? (And should I be concerned that there have been three faculty deaths in 18 months among those who work in our warren of offices tucked half under the library?)

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By: wini http://www.historiann.com/2012/10/11/baa-ram-u-featured-again-on-npr/comment-page-1/#comment-1112560 Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:13:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19705#comment-1112560 We keep on having meetings about “future facilities.” At the last one I finally brought up the major issues in our current facilities (broken chalkboards, media either broken or missing in classrooms, doors that won’t open, etc.) and was told that that was off topic. Seriously, we have these chalk boards that are supposed to move up and down, and both are supposed to get out of the way for projecting things. In one room none of this works, and the one section of black board that is on top wiggles too much to use. (And no, I can’t really use the doc cam because it projects onto a blackboard!) I don’t want to talk about “expanded facilities” in that context.

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By: Tenured Radical http://www.historiann.com/2012/10/11/baa-ram-u-featured-again-on-npr/comment-page-1/#comment-1111818 Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:24:34 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19705#comment-1111818 Why did NPR not interview Historiann? Enquiring minds want to know.

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By: Janice http://www.historiann.com/2012/10/11/baa-ram-u-featured-again-on-npr/comment-page-1/#comment-1111791 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:49:25 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19705#comment-1111791 But profs, students and academics are so messy and hard to monetize whereas football will always get you a spot on the news!

*facepalm*

The “Arts Building” here at our campus, touted by admin as our province’s “academic resort” is a three-story corridor where you tread stately halls of mismatched linoleum and no window opens larger than a 10 inch by 10 inch square (levering out, facing down so the actual fresh air risk is pretty minimal).

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By: GlassPen http://www.historiann.com/2012/10/11/baa-ram-u-featured-again-on-npr/comment-page-1/#comment-1111788 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:35:09 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19705#comment-1111788 heard the NPR radio interview with your poli-sci students…still chewing on the concept of the female Romney supporter who is also a women’s studies minor. cognitive dissonance, anyone?

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By: ribena http://www.historiann.com/2012/10/11/baa-ram-u-featured-again-on-npr/comment-page-1/#comment-1111770 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:09:59 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19705#comment-1111770 A bit of trivia: Sam Wang at Princeton is a neuroscientist, not a political scientist (though he did at one point in the past have a science adviser/communicator role on the Hill, and statistics are, well, statistics). I think he’s done quite a number of pieces on the brain for the media — would be interesting to know if the brain or the statistical model gets more attention…

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By: Julia http://www.historiann.com/2012/10/11/baa-ram-u-featured-again-on-npr/comment-page-1/#comment-1111764 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:53:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19705#comment-1111764 Ah, the memories…

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By: Notorious Ph.D. http://www.historiann.com/2012/10/11/baa-ram-u-featured-again-on-npr/comment-page-1/#comment-1111732 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:53:42 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19705#comment-1111732 Oh, this gives me an idea for a post on Humanities buildings…

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By: Stephen Karlson http://www.historiann.com/2012/10/11/baa-ram-u-featured-again-on-npr/comment-page-1/#comment-1111703 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:48:32 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19705#comment-1111703 There is a crew replacing the roof on Reavis Hall at Northern Illinois, not far from my office. Yes, some classes have been moved to other buildings for the duration. The work is being done now because the leaks in the ceiling have finally exceeded the condemning limit. There are a few other notices of noncompliance posted by the Illinois building inspector.

Reavis is office space for English, Women’s Studies, and Journalism. Revealed preference?

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