Robert Kraft, billionaire owner of the Patriots, didn’t play football in high school.
In the fall of 2017, approximately a month apart, two separate hiring committees began reading applications for assistant professor positions.The first was for a position at Barnard’s religion department; the second, a joint appointment between Columbia’s English department and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. Although the two search committees had little to do with one another, they had certain key similarities: for one, both were searching for a candidate with a background in Indigenous studies. The two committees also gravitated toward younger academics with new perspectives in a growing field to take on a tenure track assistant professor position....
Last Easter weekend, when families came into town and everyone seemed to be out at brunch, I strolled down to the Dunkin’ Donuts on 100th and Broadway for an iced coffee, passing three Starbucks on the way. I always order my iced coffees with a coconut flavor shot because it tastes a bit like sunscreen, the spray kind that also moisturizes. I brought the coffee back to campus and kept the cup for a week after, washing it out so that I could drink water from it....