Education at its best: Limnology in Algonquin Park and ornithology in the Caribbean

I had always thought that my dream job (naive as it may sound) would involve being on-site somewhere,  perhaps with my afternoons spent deep in the archives of a foreign library, scrolling over the brittle vellum of a medieval manuscript;…

Copyright and Ye, Part 2: H4ck3rn355, Courtney Love, and Liesl doesn’t want to get fired

So, at the end of my last post, I mentioned a lecture on-campus by Richard Stallman that happened last year. I found a transcript of a similar lecture of his, and I wanted to paraphrase it for you. It’s way too…

UTOC: Snowshoeing, wood stoves, outhouses, and other adventures.

There’s something about the onslaught of February that leaves me feeling a little haggard. Maybe it’s that, in thinking of the month, I automatically conjure images rife with salty sidewalks and grey mornings, brown snow and assignments piled high in…