Yes, this year’s Manly Cup will be students vs. faculty in Jeopardy!
Which brings to mind that Cheers episode from so long ago, when Cliff, the know-it-all postal carrier, appeared on the show…
Let’s hope everyone does a little better than he did…
See you at 6 pm in Manly 207, n Thurs April 19
Yes, it’s that time of year again — the Spring semester’s classes are winding down but the competitive spirit is ramping up, in preparation for the what is now almost a decade old tradition: the Manly Cup. Continue reading
It’s a busy week this week around Manly Hall. Here are three REL events you do not want to miss this week.
1. TONIGHT a 6pm in Manly 210: Graduate School Workshop
Are you thinking about going to graduate school after you graduate? Do you have questions? Where to apply? How to apply? What’s it like? How do you pay for it? These are good questions. I will be hosting the event and I need your help as I organize the event. Tweet me your questions so I can come with answers (or with people who might have answers). Send your questions to @michaeljaltman and use the hashtag #RELGradQ! Continue reading
Yes, the annual Manly Cup — said by some to have begun as a tag-team baking competition sometime in the late 1800s but revived only as recently as 2009 — took place last night and, while keen to maintain our journalistic objectivity, we’re sorry to report that it was a sad day in Professorville. Continue reading
Why do we teach our students social theory? Why teach them about collective effervescence, habitus, and discourse? I think we do it because we find these theories to be useful tools for analyzing and explaining the world around us. But often, I think, we academics are wont to apply these same theories to our more intimate surroundings. Theory is often a tool for explaining that stuff out there and rarely do we see it as a tool that we can put to use nearby. We don’t often praxis what we preach. Continue reading