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 on: Yesterday at 11:22:48 pm 
Started by natu1110 - Last post by natu1110

I don't think you will be able to have the type of research program that you seem to imagine.

Working in the summers only will mean no students or technicians.  It will also mean that it will not be possible to obtain grant funding.  If the reason you can't get grant funding is not clear, I will elaborate.

You will have 3 months at best to work on a project in someone else's lab, which will be something like a part time postdoc.

This is probably not what you want to hear, but I think the reality needs to be spelled out, or you will end up with expectations that are impossible to meet.

I am ok with that. My original post mainly asked about differences related to teaching NOT research.   The thread got side tracked into research.

My previous SLAC had zero options for the kind of research I am interested in over the summer (faculty or students who would be interested in my area). A part time post doc option at least helps me do some research.


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 on: Yesterday at 11:11:25 pm 
Started by cmeagher7 - Last post by protoplasm
I can argue that this here is an act of hate.

There have also been some instances of violence against Muslims in the remote parts of town. But, you know, Fizmath thinks there's nothing wrong, so they probably made it up. All of them.

Asking because I don't know: are hip hop, performance art or popular entertainment performances ever to be considered hate speech? Some of them glorify acts of violence, misogyny, murder, rape, etc. and are performed by active or past criminals. It's not ethnic; it's just anti-social and depraved.
I can't see any reason to become a Richard Spencer fan, but then again when has he actually hurt anyone? Are we keeping our eye on the ball?

Hate speech does not simply mean 'hating people'.

Well, as far as I knew, "Helter Skelter" didn't mean "kill Sharon Tate" but there's no telling how people are affected. It's a guess.
Whereas a song like "Hey Joe, I heard you shot your woman down" is a pretty clear message against women, but it was the product of someone admired by the same people who wanted hate speech legislation who also happened to be a serial batterer. It's got to be political.
I'm not trying to hijack. Just trying to understand.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:08:52 pm 
Started by natu1110 - Last post by yeahright

I don't think you will be able to have the type of research program that you seem to imagine.

Working in the summers only will mean no students or technicians.  It will also mean that it will not be possible to obtain grant funding.  If the reason you can't get grant funding is not clear, I will elaborate.

You will have 3 months at best to work on a project in someone else's lab, which will be something like a part time postdoc.

This is probably not what you want to hear, but I think the reality needs to be spelled out, or you will end up with expectations that are impossible to meet.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:02:13 pm 
Started by cmeagher7 - Last post by fizmath
I can argue that this here is an act of hate.

There have also been some instances of violence against Muslims in the remote parts of town. But, you know, Fizmath thinks there's nothing wrong, so they probably made it up. All of them.

This has been the official narrative for over a year and people seem desperate to try to find stories of Trump inspiring hateful acts against certain groups of people.  As long as people rush to judgement I will offer the opposing evidence that all is not for real in victomology studies.   

http://reason.com/blog/2016/11/11/election-night-hijab-attack-false

Other anti-Semitic imagery—such as "Sieg Heil 2016" spray-painted on an abandoned store front in Philadelphia—may have been legit expressions of bigotry or may have been similar attempts at commentary on Trump's election; it's unclear because no one is taking credit for them. The bulk of racist graffiti incidents appear to have happened around middle- and high-schools, which doesn't make their messages any less hurtful, I'm sure, but does suggest a phenomenon driven by mean and immature kids rather than rogue bands of serious neo-Nazis.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:51:32 pm 
Started by cmeagher7 - Last post by thenewyorker
One our students was harassed on the subway - she was called names, the aggressors shouted Trump, and tried to remove her hijab.

Two colleagues who teach at different schools have had parts of the schools defaced with swastikas and Trump's name.

My local high school was defaced with swastikas and Trump's name.

The Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn was defaced with the same.

While I did not witness any of these personally, people I know did.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:48:34 pm 
Started by vardahilwen - Last post by mamselle
Because then you absorb their values and become more like them.

And then they've won, fer shur.....

M.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:38:03 pm 
Started by cmeagher7 - Last post by k_guy
It has been many years since I've seen any hate type behavior, nor have I witnessed any since the election. I've heard some vague third hand accounts on the radio, but that's about it.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:35:41 pm 
Started by natu1110 - Last post by natu1110
I dont know about the difference in students, but if I were you I would lean toward the top 10 R1 over a low ranked SLAC for the simple reason that you would maintain better mobility.  Obviously I am basing my opinion off of very little, but it is worth what you paid for it...

As others have eluded, the research aspect will depend greatly on your field.  In my field, summers alone would get you no where as you couldn't even get an experiment started but in other fields it would not matter as much.

R1 is located in a city that I want to move to permanently. It is a city I can see myself settling down in the long run. Perhaps the only city I would contemplate a move to for various personal reasons. That is a also perhaps playing a role in my inclination towards the R1 position.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:29:57 pm 
Started by cmeagher7 - Last post by yeahright
I can argue that this here is an act of hate.

There have also been some instances of violence against Muslims in the remote parts of town. But, you know, Fizmath thinks there's nothing wrong, so they probably made it up. All of them.

Asking because I don't know: are hip hop, performance art or popular entertainment performances ever to be considered hate speech? Some of them glorify acts of violence, misogyny, murder, rape, etc. and are performed by active or past criminals. It's not ethnic; it's just anti-social and depraved.
I can't see any reason to become a Richard Spencer fan, but then again when has he actually hurt anyone? Are we keeping our eye on the ball?

Hate speech does not simply mean 'hating people'.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:24:22 pm 
Started by cmeagher7 - Last post by protoplasm
I can argue that this here is an act of hate.

There have also been some instances of violence against Muslims in the remote parts of town. But, you know, Fizmath thinks there's nothing wrong, so they probably made it up. All of them.

Asking because I don't know: are hip hop, performance art or popular entertainment performances ever to be considered hate speech? Some of them glorify acts of violence, misogyny, murder, rape, etc. and are performed by active or past criminals. It's not ethnic; it's just anti-social and depraved.
I can't see any reason to become a Richard Spencer fan, but then again when has he actually hurt anyone? Are we keeping our eye on the ball?

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