The Life of a Wannabe Academic

Detail of the life a new academic. The progress from graduate training to professor. Includes reflections on the job hunting process, research in technology and education, and what it is like to be a new college professor.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Summers can be great

One of the things I really like about being in education are the summers. In higher ed. you really don't have summers off, per se. Sometimes you are not paid much, but many times summers are seen as extra time to do research and other things that get pushed back during a hectic academic year.

However, though work is still being done, there is more free time...especially still as a grad student. This past memorial day we went to Minneapolis to see a couple of Twins games. On Friday we say a historic day when the new Twins ballpark bill was oficially signed into law. On this day we saw Twins greats such as Tony Oliva, Harmon Killebrew, Kent Herbek, Carew, Gladden, and others. On Saturday we saw a couple of more historic events...Boof Bonzer got his first Major League win, and the Twins turned a TRIPLE PLAY against Seattle!

Summers are great for short mini-breaks like this. Hopefully we will have enough time and cash to go on a short vacation in August before school starts up again for the year.


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