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    Short list of Quickies for the longest week yet…

    Look, I honestly don’t know what to say yet about a week like this has been for us here in the US. So anyway, here’s some stuff. Here are some resources for teachers on the days after the attack on the U.S. Capitol.From June but incredibly relevant, a study of more than 15,000 protests across the US and found that…

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    New Year, New Quickies

    Hello, fine readers! It is safe to say that the Fall 2020 semester absolutely kicked my ass in all the worst ways. After a bit of recovery time, I think I’m ready to take on 2021. That includes getting back to my weekly quickies here! So, in the spirit of the holiday, I’ve picked some retrospectives and big-picture items that…

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    Bridging the divide

    I recently saw a social media post shared by a dear friend that showed two men reaching out to shake hands… one holding a huge “Trump” flag and one holding a huge “Biden” flag. The caption was something along the lines of rejecting hate and coming together… and that got my hackles up. I was immediately reminded of the quote…

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    Quickies: Fighting Nazis with data, following the research on diversity trainings, and more…

    It’s been a whole MONTH since I’ve posted here…. oops. If you know an educator, send them chocolate or beer or puppies or whatever makes them happy because this semester is ROUGH. Here are a few things that have grabbed my interest despite my life steeped in class prep, grading, and committee work. In my astronomy class, we’ve recently been…

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    Quickies: Remembering Chadwick Boseman, a new march on Washington, and counting pandemic deaths…

    It’s been another fairly difficult week here in the Unites States. I’m pretty sure I don’t even have the spoons to cover it and do it justice. So really, here are just a few things that currently have my attention. Many people are sharing some of the most heartwarming videos of the luminous Chadwick Boseman in the wake of the…

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    Quickies: Toxic hand sanitizer, side benefit of face masks, racism in NH policing, and more…

    Your Friday Quickies are late again… because virtual academic conferences are surprisingly just as tiring as in-person events. First off, check your hand sanitizer bottles. The FDA has recalled 77 products to date that contain methanol, aka wood alcohol, the toxic kind that can make you blind. And yes, it’s even dangerous when applied to your skin. H/t to Bethany…

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    Quickies: Racism at the CDC, bad COVID decisions, and more…

    I find myself catching up after a week in my online-teaching hide-y hole… Employees of the Centers for Disease Control call out a “toxic culture of racial aggressions.” Meanwhile, the Trump administration orders hospitals to bypass the CDC and send data to the White House, likely in an attempt to continue to deny reality. Due to a huge public outcry,…

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    Friday Quickies: Racism in science, COVID in the US, Pride fitness, and Cute Animal Friday

    Happy weekend, all. This’ll be the first Friday Quickies in a while without a theme. My brain is set to random… Systemic racism is a huge issue in science. So, here’s what Black scientists want from colleagues and their institutions. U.S. sets daily record for new COVID-19 cases, so, “Mission Accomplished,” right? As a resident of one of the few…

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