Author Archives: Travis

Rookie mistake

So I just finished a “crucial conversation” with an irate parent demanding I fire one of my professors for the crime of terrorizing his straight-A student with a failing exam grade. While demanding to know how this happened, I asked … Continue reading

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AM/PM/PJ

Since I’m now working remotely from home, I got up and changed from my sleeping pajamas into my work pajamas. These are weird times we’re living in.

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Without loss of generality

Grading gem from last week’s exam: “Select six integers at random. Let them be 1, 5, 4, 7, 9, and 3.”

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Pi daze

What with the coronavirus cancellation, of, you know, the world,┬ámy STEAM Cafe talk on Pi Day has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled… … For July 22.

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Bad moon rising II

So in the space of 24 hours, both my presentation at the Sanford Deep Underground Lab AND my keynote address at the MAA section meeting have been cancelled. To no one in particular, I joked: “They say it’s the coronavirus, … Continue reading

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