“I never set out to be a teacher. I thought of becoming an architect or even a computer engineer. I never thought I’d end up teaching English. That is, until I had my first truly Socratic style English class in college, with an inspiring professor, Dr. Deborah Paes de Barros, who engaged us in dialogue that actually got me thinking about the world in a whole new way. Her class inspired me to major in English, and set me on my path to becoming a teacher.” --Daryl Bilandjiza
University Of Chicago Tells Freshmen It Does Not Support 'Trigger Warnings'
The University of Chicago won't cancel controversial speakers and it "does not condone the creation of intellectual 'safe spaces' where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own."
This Guy Trademarked the Symbol for Pi and Took Away Our Geeky T-Shirts
Illustration: WIRED // This may be the biggest legal controversy to engulf the mathematical constant pi since that time in 1897 when the Indiana legislature tried to declare it equal to 3.2: A Brooklyn artist is claiming a broad trademark in T-shirts, jackets, caps, and other apparel featuring the Greek letter, resulting in the mass, temporary removal of thousands of products from the custom t-shirt printing site Zazzle.// snip
Four men set out on a hike. When they reached the mountaintop they rested and soaked in the beautiful expanse from their new altitude. Little did they know that following their trip up the trail they would never be the same. Transfigured. Transformed. Changed. Harvard professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter writes "Change is meant to bring something different but how different? We are creatures of habit. Change is a departure from the past." Our lives are constantly changing. That sentence…