Category Archives: Academia

A response to “Is Algebra Necessary?”

As a mathematician, I did not even reach the second page of Andrew Hacker’s opinion piece “Is Algebra Necessary” in today’s New York Times before reaching for my mouse to record some of his more egregious howlers as quotations for this … Continue reading

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The personal touch

I am now in the midst of applying for postdocs…again.  It is embarrassing to think that this is actually the third year in a row I’ve done this, and while I think it was probably a good thing that I … Continue reading

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