Scary Friday links

This week: scary data on US undergraduate enrollments, scary Jack-o-lantern, and [scary voice] MOOOOOORRRREEE!

From Jeremy:

Writing in TREE, here are Zavaleta et al. on how field courses can become catalysts of, rather than barriers to, inclusion in ecology. And here’s Morales et al. on the same topic in the ESA Bulletin.

Related to the previous links: writing in Nature, Sibrina Collins reviews Julie Posselt’s new book Equity In Science: Representation, Culture, and Change In Graduate Education.

Detailed data on how US college and university enrollments have changed compared to last year. Undergraduate enrollments are down most among first-year students (a massive drop), at community colleges, among men, among Native American students, and among international students. Graduate enrollments, and undergraduate enrollments at private 4-year institutions, are up slightly.

Science obituary for Joe Connell.

Nature obituary for Georgina Mace.

Philosophers Bryce Huebner and Liam Bright with an interesting book chapter on collective responsibility for policing scientific fraud, particularly in the context of large, diffuse research collaborations. I don’t agree with all of it, but found it thought-provoking. Note that the linked chapter is a draft version that was subsequently revised for publication.

This has nothing to do with science or academia, but it’s very interesting. In praise of pastiche in architecture.

This has nothing to do with science or academia either, but it’s also interesting (and entertaining): how could a person as terrible as Thomas Boswell have written a masterpiece like Life of Johnson?

It’s scary how good Richard Lenski is at Twitter memes:

It’s scary that the grad students and postdocs who read this blog are too young to know why this is hilarious. 🙂

And finally, the scariest Jack-o-lantern:

1 thought on “Scary Friday links

  1. Thanks for the two DEI field articles – super helpful! And for highlighting the life of Georgina Mace as I am looking for more women to highlight in my ecology courses!

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