“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, February 25, 2013

Spring Break

...a thing I haven't experienced since 2003. The quarter system gives you a long summer. And we structured our teaching so as to be able to have a quarter off each year. But that quarter always included graduate advising.

So say you had the fall off. You teach a ten week term starting in January. Then you grade a compulsory exam and final papers. This massively eats into your spring holiday. And you also have to prepare two more classes for the spring. This was a common scenario as most people wanted that space in the fall.

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