So… before today, I always assumed that when blogs come out with posts comprised almost entirely of links to other’s people’s stuff, that it was some kind of cop out. Seriously. I thought it was a not-so-cleverly disguised way to take a day off of writing.
That’s why I wrote this post; if you’re reading this when it comes out I’m on an airplane, and will continue to be on said airplane for the next six or so hours. I figured canning a “weekly roundup” style post would be a good way to avoid skipping a day.
Needless to say, I have a new found respect for bloggers everywhere. It took me at least double the time to write this post. Sharing really is caring in Internet land. Good to know.
So, without further ado, here’s a list of articles I read this week that I suspect will tickle the fancies of SMDS readers:
If you’re interested in getting incisive analysis of the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby check out both the American Historical Association’s roundtable on the subject, and three—count ‘em, three—articles published after my own at Nursing Clio.org, one by regular NC blogger Austin McCoy, the other two by fellow guest contributors Ronit Y. Stahl and Lauren MacIvor Thompson.
There’s been some exciting news out of New York this week on the HIV/AIDS front. Pop over to Poz.com to read about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s three-point plan to end the state’s AIDS epidemic. I’m especially excited about this plan because (a) it’s TAG and GMHC approved, and (b) pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)—which I wrote about earlier this week at Nursing Clio.org—is one of the aforementioned three points in Cuomo’s plan.
Deborah Lupton has an interesting post on TheConversation.org about social media use among academics that’s worth reading. It’s really got my wheels turning, so I suspect it will be the springboard for a SMDS post sometime soon. The article is called “Status Anxiety: Should Academics Be Using Social Media?”
WOMEN IN ACADEMIA
Don’t miss “My husband gave me permission to come out tonight” by hashb8ng of the “Tenure, She Wrote” collective. The story it tells may not be news to those of us in the trenches, but the story is told exceptionally well.
Grad Hacker guest author Leslie Rott wrote a piece a couple weeks back about getting through graduate school with a chronic illness. This is another piece that has me thinking a lot, and that I suspect will birth an SMDS post in the not-too-distant future. It’s called “True Confessions of a Chronically Ill Ph.D.” I would love to hear your responses to the piece, be it via comment on this website, or via email.
“The Six Million Dollar Scholar” is the personal blog of Andrea Milne, a Ph.D. candidate in modern U.S. History at the University of California, Irvine. To get the story behind the blog’s name, click here.