Academic Kindness

The Tumblr.  Here’s one of the posts:

While doing my comps, I found myself in need of an obscure, unpublished Ph.D. I was still figuring out Proquest and I was trying to figure out a way to order it from the university. As I was doing this, I sent a brief email to a very senior scholar whose work deals with the material in this dissertation and asked if he could recommend the best way to find a copy of it. Instead, he sent the entire dissertation to me by mail – in two packages because it took him a while to photocopy the whole thing (I should also note that I live in a different country, so it would not have been cheap to send). A very kind and unexpected gesture!

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  1. I’m very interested in the idea of increasing caring and respect with universities.
    On the way back from the APA meeting in Baltimore, i met someone from a major oil company’s ‘encouraging innovation’ department. His company seems prepared to back investigations into how this is done.

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