The blog has been silent for awhile, in part because I was dean again for six months, in part because I was trying to get a book finished, and in part because I am Director of Undergraduate Studies in what has become one of Harvard's largest concentrations. My theory of computation course has 240 students this term, which creates problems, even if they are exactly the problems I want my field to have!
I and several of my colleagues penned an op-ed for the Crimson yesterday: No Values Tests, relating to the the policy on single-gender social organizations announced last spring. You can follow the Crimson links if this is all new to you and you care (I don't blame you if it's too much inside-Harvard-baseball for your tastes). I will just post it here without comment, except to say that I rather liked the graphic this blog attached to its commentary. FIRE also commented on it.