How to Take Your Pet Everywhere newyorker: In this week’s issue, Patricia Marx reports on touring New York and Boston with five “un-cuddly” emotional-support animals:  "Why did the turkey cross the road? To get to the Hampton Jitney. How did the twenty-six-pound fowl get across? With me hoisting him by his ‘Emotional Support Animal’ harness, as if he were a duffel bag." Above: The author takes an alpaca to the drugstore. Photograph by Robin Siegel.

How to Take Your Pet Everywhere

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In this week’s issue, Patricia Marx reports on touring New York and Boston with five “un-cuddly” emotional-support animals

"Why did the turkey cross the road? To get to the Hampton Jitney. How did the twenty-six-pound fowl get across? With me hoisting him by his ‘Emotional Support Animal’ harness, as if he were a duffel bag."

Above: The author takes an alpaca to the drugstore. Photograph by Robin Siegel.

“You are worth all this, more than I could ever give, more than what I am.”
We want the government to make us feel safe, but that actually makes us less safe. lolmythesis: Politics, Bates College.  "Feeling Safe vs. Being Safe: The Politics of Counterterrorism"

We want the government to make us feel safe, but that actually makes us less safe.

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Politics, Bates College. 

"Feeling Safe vs. Being Safe: The Politics of Counterterrorism"

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"I went to a four-year university." "That job requires a one-year certificate." "It’s a two-semester course." "She’s a fifth-year senior." What do these expressions have in common? They use time as the yardstick for higher education.
Essentially, this means measuring not how much you’ve learned, but how long you’ve spent trying to learn it.
The conventions of the credit hour, the semester and the academic year were formalized in the early 1900s. Time forms the template for designing college programs, accrediting them and — crucially — funding them using federal student aid.
But in 2013, for the first time, the Department of Education took steps to loosen the rules.
The new idea: Allow institutions to get student-aid funding by creating programs that directly measure learning, not time. Students can move at their own pace. The school certifies — measures — what they know and are able to do.
Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters?
Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR
Socrates is bad at inducing moral growth and I don’t want him nor any characters from The Tempest at my birthday party. lolmythesis: Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago

Socrates is bad at inducing moral growth and I don’t want him nor any characters from The Tempest at my birthday party.

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Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago

“Eudoxus did not quite anticipate you, a curve that skims but will not touch the bottom line.”