• October 10, 2015

Chronicle Forums

October 10, 2015, 3:46:27 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please Log In to participate in forums.
News: Talk about how to cope with chronic illness, disability, and other health issues in the academic workplace.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
 on: Today at 03:44:47 pm 
Started by atalanta - Last post by mystictechgal
Dear Prof,
 could you please make your ppts more printerfriendly (the black backgrounds are eating cartridges)

Dear student,
Can you not simply change the background to white before printing?
your prof

Have you provided instructions on how to do this? I'd bet that half my colleagues wouldn't know the trick.

Yes, perhaps I assumed too much since these are second year art history majors and Ppt is rather central to all lectures. I'll mention the trick to the entire class when we meet this week. This was his reply:

Dear Prof,
 thanks a lot !
 nice WE

Complaint about font disappearing when background is white in 10, 9, 8 , . . .

 on: Today at 03:42:41 pm 
Started by kaysixteen - Last post by cmeagher7
Have y'all seen this?

158 families = 50% of political contributions.

 on: Today at 03:33:56 pm 
Started by ursula - Last post by goaswerfraiejen

In other news, what's up with the NDP?

Found my answer here:

One of the reasons for that decline is that the party is perceived as being on the wrong side of the niqab debate in Quebec where both the Conservatives and Bloc Quebecois have been stoking nativist sentiment.

The question of whether a Muslim woman should be allowed to wear a veil that covers her face while taking the oath of citizenship has emerged as an unexpected campaign issue.

In office, the Conservatives attempted to forbid that circumstance, but a Federal Court judge overruled them and the Federal Court of Appeal upheld the decision.

Still, a poll commissioned by the government and conducted by Leger Marketing in the spring found that 93 percent of Quebecers agree with a ban on the niqab in this situation, and defending the religious freedom of Muslim women has been a risky proposition for the NDP, who took 59 of the province's 75 ridings in 2011.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! Not this bulls*** again!

 on: Today at 03:11:05 pm 
Started by nebo113 - Last post by egilson
The Republican party has been courting and coddling this bunch of antisocial, anti-thought anarchists because they thought it would help them win elections and continue to lower the taxes of the plutocrats whose butts they're frantically kissing for favors. Now, they discover that it's a bad idea to let those who are ideologically opposed to government govern. Too bad that Congressional Republicans and Tea Partiers alike can't literally drown in the metaphorical feces they've been producing in the name of patriotism and freedom.

 on: Today at 02:42:00 pm 
Started by wahoo - Last post by greyscale
That's how my brain works, too, and in between projects, I'm sort of on power-save mode. I just roll with it, because else I'd never get anything done, and it's nice to feel that 'on' occasionally. But, I doubt I could sustain it for a book-length project! With luck your burst of energy will slow down to be steady and less all-consuming eventually. Have fun!

 on: Today at 02:36:32 pm 
Started by carebearstare - Last post by drbrt
Substitute TKD Masters are much less fun than substitute teachers

 on: Today at 02:31:09 pm 
Started by carebearstare - Last post by mystictechgal
That it is possible for someone to have 53 Safari tabs open on their iPad.

You'd think that at some point Safari might ask, "Are you sure you want to open yet another page? Might not this one be already open, somewhere?"

(I know. But, seriously? Fifty-three tabs?!)

 on: Today at 01:53:51 pm 
Started by wahoo - Last post by bronwyn69
Sounds like a nice "problem" to have.  Better than boredom, frustration, anxiety, resentment or dread. I'd say ride the excitement wave as long as it lasts. And get thee to a computer, quick!

 on: Today at 01:49:59 pm 
Started by bronwyn69 - Last post by bronwyn69
Can you find out where Joan went. If she went to another publisher, that might be Plan B.

Not a bad thought. Not sure if it's an option. She left publishing, not sure if temporarily or permanently.  If it gets turned down, I'll see if she resurfaces somewhere. Thanks.

 on: Today at 01:26:59 pm 
Started by larryc - Last post by hegemony
I agree on Mr. Money Mustache.  Boy is he not living in a shack he has a state-of-the-art high-tech house beyond the means of many of us.  His readers are by and large high earners, by which i mean people who earn in six figures, and his point is exactly that low earners can save enough to retire early and high earners even more so.  There's no shack living going on there.

As for not working for a living that's exactly what I aspire to.  The work I do does not qualify as "the life of the mind" very often, particularly the faculty meetings.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.9 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
  • 1255 Twenty-Third St., N.W.
  • Washington, D.C. 20037
subscribe today

Get the insight you need for success in academe.