Category Archives: academify

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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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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Bad moon rising

This week… I was accused of “waging war” against the other departments of my university, I was told by parents and coaches I’m enabling “educational terrorism” against students, and I drove my truck through my garage door. At this rate, … Continue reading

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CMP?

Every university program in the United States has a CIP (Classification of Instructional Program) code. For example, Mathematics is 27.0101 and Biomedical Engineering is 14.0501. I only bring this up because I am amused that the CIP code for Computer … Continue reading

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More adventures in grading

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