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June 3rd, 2013 - 1:00 pm § in Misc.

Slur of the Day

Oreo (US) a racial slur for being black on the outside and white on the inside, hinted by the appearance of an Oreo cookie.[141] Compare Magic Middle.[...]

June 3rd, 2013 - 5:36 am § in Misc.

Is the PhD a Ponzi Scheme?

from Wired: The U.S. produced 100,000 PhDs between 2005 and 2009, while creating only 16,000 new professorships, according to data cited by The Economist. Though we’re used to hearing about PhDs in the humanities ending up as low-paid adjunct professors or baristas, we tend to expect another fate [...]