A Different Excuse

In a move sure to make the University of Chicago demand its regalia back, I’ve begun doing some teaching online. And I must say to the U of C: if no one there is studying this, you’re missing a goldmine for social science research.

Why, I wonder, do 68% of my students who reside in the US  live in one of six states: North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, or South Carolina?  Is there a fence around the southeast? Interesting.

What is really taking some getting used to, however, is just how in situ this world can be.

Yesterday an assignment came in to be graded. I opened it and it was about halfway finished, trailing off mid-paragraph with this comment:

“I just found my neighbor dead in the next apartment. I have to go now.”

Published in: on December 8, 2010 at 10:28 AM  Comments (1)  

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  1. Glad I found your blog at SDMomfia! I’d never seen it, and can’t believe we are on the same blogroll! Very nice blog — thought-provoking!

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