Links 5/14/14

Science:

The Rise and Fall of the Dominant Few: How R01 Success Rates Change over Time for the most Competitive Institutions
Indirect Cost Rate Survey
Women And Their Eggs. How Ovulation Makes You Act And Other Tales From Evolutionary Psychology.
Do we need to watch what we spray? A summary of our recent review on the potential dangers of phage biopesticides.
Academic racism has a K=N problem

Other:

Public School Apartheid in Harlem
The Origin of Benghazi Fever
Core values and standardizing students
The cost of being a millennial and a mother
Declining U.S. dynamism: Story, or non-story?
Forbes Journalist Fired After Reporting the Truth About Cliven Bundy: Vickery Eckhoff wrote on her blog that writing the Bundy exposé and her later unceremonious sacking were no coincidence.
After the crash, we need a revolution in the way we teach economics: Students who claim that economics courses fail to explain the 2008 crash are gaining support from British business. Here, two Cambridge academics agree it’s time for a change
Will the State Department Torpedo Its Last Great Program? Long advertised as a flaship program for American cultural diplomacy, the Fulbright Program is now facing devastating budget cuts.
Donald Sterling, Awful Sports Owners and the ‘Slippery Slope’
NYPL Shelves Plan to Gut Central Library: After public outcry, the library’s $300 million project to demolish stacks and sell off branch libraries has collapsed.
A history of Pearson’s testing problems worldwide
How Much Is Too Much to Pay a Rich Person For Being Incompetent?
Writers Feel an Amazon-Hachette Spat
Insult And Injury: How Doctors Are Losing The War Against Trolls
American Philanthropy and its Discontents
We Aren’t Afraid of Life, Sarah Palin

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2 Responses to Links 5/14/14

  1. Robert L Bell says:

    About the Fulbrights, I have some experience with the program in NAME. While it has been a great program in the past and it really ought to be a great program today, in fact the program as it is today is in sorry shape and pulling the plug may be the best option for everyone.

    All to often a teaching fellowship is paid vacation, a chance for some grade B professor to slum for a year in the fleshpots and write glowing essays about what a sensitive person she is. Even worse are the blonde, blue eyed honeys shipped over to sex up the future leaders of our colonial outposts; if one of them marries the 2044 Minister of Economic Development then everyone comes out a winner.

    Quality scholarship and cultural ambassadorship, not so much.

  2. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

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