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In academe women still earn only 83% and 81% of their male counterparts at public and private institutions, respectively.  I still don’t understand the Paycheck Fairness Act http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/08/fact-sheet-expanding-opportunity-all-ensuring-equal-pay-women-and-promot but it’s nice to hear the conversation is out there.  

I think there’s a common misconception that professors are “rich” but I guess that depends on one’s definition of wealth.  I am grateful that our library has a wealth of information, therefore I feel enriched.  I can almost always find a journal article I want to read.  There are great books galore.  I have awesome colleagues.  

As a teacher classified as “Inst./Lect./No Rank” I actually make a little more than half of what my colleagues reported in this graphic.  According to the poverty guidelines, I could support a family of 7 with my salary.

I was thinking the other day about reasons why women should have equal (or higher) pay than men.  Tampons alone add up in cost.  Not to mention trips to the ob-gyn and other vagina-related costs.  Going to hear the Vagina Monologues @ CSUN on Thursday, April 17th at 8:30pm.  Hail to the V!

people will interpret their environment in such a way as to maintain a positive self-image. That is, they will attribute their successes or failures to factors that will enable them to feel as good as possible about themselves. In general, this means that when learners succeed at an academic task, they are likely to want to attribute this success to their own efforts or abilities; but when they fail, they will want to attribute their failure to factors over which they have no control, such as bad teaching or bad luck.
http://education.purduecal.edu/Vockell/EdPsyBook/Edpsy5/Edpsy5_attribution.htm

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Buckminster Fuller

Jul 12, 1895 - Jul 1, 1983

Buckminster Fuller was an inventor, mainly architectural designs, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres. 
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