Category Archives: Information
I have become a bit obsessed with Socrates’ dialogue with Euthyphro, in which the former patiently questions and challenges the latter’s methods for defining the meaning of a word: “piety.” The strange context comes in the year B.C.E. 399. Euthyphro arrives at an Athens court to … Continue reading
This website is Matthew Lasar’s repository of history, memory, and obsessive compulsive issue tracking. It is also where he keeps the syllabi for the courses he teaches at UC Santa Cruz.
Don’t forget: ninety percent of the American people forget ninety percent of everything in ninety days.
If you are graduating soon, and are worried about repaying your loans, don’t forget to look into the Income-Based repayment plan. This program allows you to make lower monthly payments: Under IBR, your monthly payment amount will be 15 percent … Continue reading
Here is an infuriating story from The New York Times about prestige internships that are really just minimum wage grunt jobs without the wages. Take fashion merchandising graduate Melissa Reyes, who landed an internship with the Diane von Furstenberg fashion … Continue reading
I’ve already written about the soberingly bad job market for new lawyers on this blog. Since my last post on the subject, the situation has gotten even worse. Here’s The New York Times on the subject in January: a generation … Continue reading
From The Wall Street Journal. “The situation is so bleak that some students and industry experts are rethinking the value of a law degree, long considered a ticket to financial security. If students performed well, particularly at top-tier law schools, … Continue reading
New Politics 117 “Wired Nation” site is up! Check it out here.
As UCSC students know, I’m very concerned that they use Facebook and other social networking sites in ways that don’t jeopardize their safety or employment prospects. Jacqui Cheng over at Ars Technica has an excellent guide to best Facebook privacy … Continue reading
As a very young child, I was lucky enough to visit Steeplechase Park just before it closed down in 1964.