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    Though knowledge itself increasingly ignores boundaries between fields, professors are apt to organize their pedagogy around the methods and history of their academic subculture rather than some coherent topic in the world.

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    Throughout my academic career, I'd given some pretty good talks. But being considered the best speaker in the computer science department is like being known as the tallest of the Seven Dwarfs.

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    US academic institutions are being bought via funding by biotechnology firms which exert a vice-like grip on the US government.

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    To overcome the academic prose you have first to overcome the academic pose.

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    We are selling ourselves very short by funneling our energies into what the traditional perception is of academic and monetary success.

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    We are not getting rid of carriers any time soon. This is both because of their utility and also because of their role in Navy culture and in the defense-industrial complex. It is an academic debate.

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    We can not understand each other, if our sympathies are always safely tucked away; we can not understand each other, if our approaches are always academic or conventional; we can not understand each other, if we crawl back into our shells every time we see a worm across our path.

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    When I was confronted with official tuition, the academic thing, I could see no relationship whatever between that and the music I'd been writing since I was 11.

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    When I went from being an academic to being a member of the community of writers some of my former colleagues did look on me with a certain resentment.

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    Woodrow Wilson administration ended in tragedy, with his insistence on governing following his disabling stroke. I suspect President Wilson is often graded on a special curve, because many academic historians identify with him as one of their own.

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    Academically fools exist too. They can pose the awkward problems within academic values than just the simple fools.

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    A genius is someone who takes a complex thing and makes it look simple. An academic does the opposite.

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    Don’t come and offer master's degree 'cos you’re unemployed. It’s not a solution to unemployment unless you want to be an academic. Get some skills and sharpen yourself; it will direct you to the right master's degree or professional cert.

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    Women's studies is a comfy, chummy morass of unchallenged groupthink . It is, with rare exception, totally unscholarly. Academic feminists have silenced men and dissenting women.

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    Academic failure contributes to poverty and poor health and undermines workforce productivity in ways that harm the entire society.

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    All the things we experience in life can be separated into two realms, the realm of the concept and the realm of the senses.

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    As students grow more and more accustomed to assuming materialism and naturalism in their academic work, the concept of creation by God gradually tends to become less real to them. It is not so much that any single finding undermines their faith; rather, the day-to-day practice of thinking in naturalistic terms about academic subjects makes it awkward to think differently when it comes to religion.

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    As the poets for the most part had their share of scholarship, it gave rise to a curious struggle between their natural inclination and their imaginary duty. When they sacrificed to the latter, they were praised by the learned; but by yielding to the former, they became the favourites of the people.

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    ...he had also acquired a peculiar academic quirk. During exams, he knew all the answers but wasn’t able to successfully map his answers to the right questions. So as soon as an exam started, he simply started putting his answers in the order in which he remembered them. Every time he moved to a new class, his parents made the new teachers aware of this snag. The teachers acknowledged it and reassured the parents that they’d match his answers against the appropriate questions.

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    Education is not merely meant for you to write and pass exams, get a good job and a good spouse, and settle down for survival.

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    His name was Ed. His nickname was Scrambled Ed. On leaving school he had taken a year out to decide what he wanted to study at University. The year passed and he still hadn't decided but went to University anyway. 'Academic' is defined as 'of, or relating to, institutionalized education and scholarship'. The same word, at the same time, also means 'having little practical use or value, as by being overly detailed, unengaging or theoretical'. The latter definition seemed the most appropriate for Ed's university career which was a mash up of drinking, diving, surfing, kayaking and having his heart-broken. All washed down with a few pints. After three years of that he was awarded a second class joint honours degree which he put in the recycling bin and went in search of something that would make him feel better.

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    If there is one central intellectual reality at the end of the twentieth century, it is that the biological approach to psychiatry--treating mental illness as a genetically influenced disorder of brain chemistry--has been a smashing success. Freud's ideas, which dominated the history of psychiatry for the past half century, are now vanishing like the last snows of winter.

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    If you hate to think, you are not different from some who is peeing on his academic certificates. The goal of education is to help you to think and lead.

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    I’m the guy who knows how you can hurt so much that your insides feel like they’re cut and bleeding.

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    I love you, Skye. You’re in my heart, in my head, under my skin. You’re my present and my future.

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    He said, 'You have to understand, I'm an academic. I'm not trained in dealing with masses of people. I found out through the school of hard knocks that it is better not to deal with masses of people. It's not that they don't deserve the information but they really react in very strange ways. They get panicky and excited, or over-excited, and it is so easy for academics to forget that. We're trained in math. We're trained in science. We're not trained in the masses.' He paused. 'The public is extremely wild,' he said, 'uncontrollably wild.' Then he shrugged his shoulders. 'You have to understand,' he said, 'I'm an academic.

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    [In high school] my interests outside my academic work were debating, tennis, and to a lesser extent, acting. I became intensely interested in astronomy and devoured the popular works of astronomers such as Sir Arthur Eddington and Sir James Jeans, from which I learnt that a knowledge of mathematics and physics was essential to the pursuit of astronomy. This increased my fondness for those subjects.

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    In the midst of battle, you need something versatile to keep your focus

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    Love doesn’t conquer all; it’s a powerful tool to overcome everything because it means you’re not alone.

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    I still feel glad to emphasize the duty, the defining characteristic of the pure scientist—probably to be found working in universities—who commit themselves absolutely to specialized goals, to seek the purest manifestation of any possible phenomenon that they are investigating, to create laboratories that are far more controlled than you would ever find in industry, and to ignore any constraints imposed by, as it were, realism. Further down the scale, people who understand and want to exploit results of basic science have to do a great deal more work to adapt and select the results, and combine the results from different sources, to produce something that is applicable, useful, and profitable on an acceptable time scale.

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    I try not to look like a university man here....My fellow-guests think of a university degree as a disgraceful preliminary to the blood-sucking life of the bourgeoisie. A sign, moreover, that a man has to earn his own living.

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    It was hard to decide on a literature course. Everything the professors said seemed to be somehow beside the point. You wanted to know why Anna had to die, and instead they told you that 19th century Russian landowners felt conflicted about whether they were really a part of Europe. The implication was that it was somehow naive to want to talk about anything interesting, or to think that you would ever know anything important.

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    Maybe Duke was just the kind of person you don’t keep in your life, but the kind of person that changes your life forever.

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    Make your education valuable. Apply what you learnt. Refuse to take the back seat and watch things happen. Join the change and be part of the change.

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    My priority is not about grades. I seek yearn for knowledge, skills and wisdom.

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    Most intellectual training focuses on analytical skills. Whether in literary criticism or scientific investigation, the academic mind is best at taking things apart. The complementary arts of integration are far less well developed. This problem is at the core of human ecology. As with any interdisciplinary pursuit, it is the bridging across disparate ways of knowing that is the constant challenge.

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    My priority is not about grades. I yearn for knowledge, skills and wisdom.

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    There is a girl behind the desk in blue uniform, with dark red hair, spread fanlike from her head in lacquered splendour; she looks at them without interest. 'Hallo, dolling,' says Lubijova, 'Here is Professor Petwurt, reservation of the Min'stratii Kulturi, confirmation here.' 'So, Petvurt?' the girl says, taking a pen from her hair and running it languidly down the columns of a large book. 'Da, Pervert, so, here is. Passipotti. ' 'She likes your passport, don't give it to her, says Lubijova, 'Give it to me. I know these people well, they are such bureaucrats. Now, dolling, tell me, how long do you keep?' 'Tomorrow,' says the girl, 'It registers with the police.

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    New dreams are like new wines; they grow sweeter over time. With patience, you will be able to climb your spiritual, financial, academic, marital and social ladders in Jesus' name!

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    Professors are typically in their own little worlds, doing their own thing and thinking that the laws do not apply to them.

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    Not saying fashion and outward appearance count for nothing. They're just not very important to people of substance.

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    Oh, he dreams footnotes, and they run away with all his brains.

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    There are three types of student: The golden student pays and loans, the silver student pays but does not learn, the bronze student learns but does not pay.

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    To create something new, knowledge is essentially required, but not academic degree.

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    This strange new test called PISA, which stood for the Program for International Student Assessment. Instead of a typical test question, which might ask which combination of coins you needed to buy something, PISA asked you to design your own coins, right there in the test booklet.

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    There's very little authentic study of the humanities remaining. My research assistant came to me two years ago saying she'd been in a seminar in which the teacher spent two hours saying that Walt Whitman was a racist. This isn't even good nonsense. It's insufferable.

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    While presenting, the audience are less info, so try to get the stage to make them think same as you.

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    University departments wanted to hire sober, rational researchers and teachers. You were allowed revelatory, apocalyptic experiences only after you had tenure.

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    Working in academic is a constant approach, not a sporadic incident

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    Academic Marxists, with their elitist sense of superiority to popular taste, are the biggest snobs in America.