Just For Fun: PHD on productivity

Love Jorge Chama’s Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD) comic strip! Memories of grad school, and situations that still resonate today. You should follow it on Facebook.



Just for Fun: “When May I Shoot a Student?”

Responding to the imminent passage of a bill by the Idaho state legislature to permit concealed firearms on state campuses, Greg Hampikian raised some compelling questions — tongue firmly planted in cheek — in a New York Times op-ed column on February 27, 2014. Hampikian is a professor of biology and criminal justice… itself a combo I find fascinating.

BOISE, Idaho — TO the chief counsel of the Idaho State Legislature:

In light of the bill permitting guns on our state’s college and university campuses, which is likely to be approved by the state House of Representatives in the coming days, I have a matter of practical concern that I hope you can help with: When may I shoot a student?

I am a biology professor, not a lawyer, and I had never considered bringing a gun to work until now. But since many of my students are likely to be armed, I thought it would be a good idea to even the playing field.

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