Thursday, June 10, 2010

How Professors Help

"This presents a good objection to the UM[underground man]'s obsession with volition ... Be careful with the writing. You tend to favor wordy, preposition-heavy constructions. Write simply. A-" 

My sincere thanks to the above-quoted Dr. Mower.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What will the flag look like if Puerto Rico becomes a state?

"Three weeks ago, a Senate committee heard testimony on a bill that could bring Puerto Rico a step closer to becoming the 51st state. The Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010, which passed the House in late April, would grant the territory's residents a vote on the island's political status, with options including statehood or independence. If Puerto Rico were to become the 51st state—and granted, that's at least four ifs away—federal lawrequires that a new star be added to the American flag. One can't help but wonder: Where would we put it?"

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When you've got a moment, you can take a stab at guessing which academic paper titles are real: