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Midterms!

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On March 9, 2019

Here are the midterms I gave to my students this week. Let’s see how you do: U.S. Civil War (we are in late 1863) Answer 1 of the following 2 questions from Part A and Part B: Part A: 1) In late

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Teaching Evaluations

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On February 13, 2018
Get in a conversation with any group of professors and the topic of teaching evaluations will come up. Specifically, what will come up is that teaching evaluations serve as an excuse for students to say sexist and racist things anonymously to their professors. It is well known that even outside of written comments, students rate […]

Civil War Final

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On May 13, 2016

#Historians @ihr_history not all ‘owl-like.. bedraggled’ but rollicking, well-groomed, sane-looking. Daily Mail 1931 pic.twitter.com/fEwaU1L3Bx — IHR Library (@IHR_Library) May 11, 2016 Take

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On November 25, Steven Pearlstein made an argument that is guaranteed to get one’s op-ed accepted in a major newspapers: attacking professors. Basically, he looked at 4 reasons he thinks university costs have skyrocketed and what we can do about it. The first is capping administrative costs, which is largely a good idea although it’s […]

The Textbook Scam

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On November 1, 2015

Henry Farrell is speaking some truth here about the textbook scam. I teach international relations at a university where political science is the most popular major. As well as teaching intensive semi

Adjuncts

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On March 12, 2015

Let me start by saying that I’ve hesitated to write this post for a few days because I don’t want to come across as that professor who doesn’t get the reality of life for the armies

Historical Images

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On March 5, 2015
After a long hiatus to finish the two books, I have begun updating my historical image blog again. I just put up a set of images on immigration. I like to collect historical images for teaching, as I always have PowerPoint presentations for my lectures that consist of nothing but an outline, key terms, and […]
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