31 July 2018

Parking permits

Parking permits on sale beginning Aug. 1
Parking permits, except proximity card permits, are available for purchase online for the upcoming academic year or semester beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1, through the Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) website. To log in, you will need your Binghamton University PODS ID. 

First time permit buyer? You must first register your vehicle online with the University. If you are a returning customer, log in and follow the step-by-step instructions. Proximity card permits will be available for purchase and renewal Wednesday, Aug. 8. If you are signed up for a proximity card permit with payroll deduction, no action is required.

TAPS utilizes License Plate Recognition (LPR) that eliminates the need for parking decals. LPR is a plate-recognition technology that virtually associates Binghamton University parking permits to a license plate without a decal or hangtag. Once a virtual permit is purchased online, a confirmation will be emailed and the permit is active. Vehicle information can be updated from your online account at any time.

Additional information on TAPS updates for the upcoming year can be found on the TAPS website at binghamton.edu/transportation-and-parking/news/.Any questions can be directed to parking@binghamton.edu.

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25 July 2018

meanwhile at Stanford

learn Nietzsche from Peter Thiel (and Russell Berman)?

24 July 2018

even more for your syllabus (not really)

course objectives: mostly goats.

more for your syllabus


Setting the tone for your class

The tone for the semester is set even before students set foot into your classroom--through the language you include in your syllabus. As you begin to create your syllabi, we recommend that you include the sample statement below, to communicate your commitment to creating a gender-affirming classroom.
Sample Statement
Chosen Names and Personal Pronouns:
Everyone has the right to be addressed by the name and pronouns that correspond to their gender identity, including non-binary pronouns, for example: they/them/theirs, ze/zir/zirs, etc. Rosters do not list gender or pronouns so you may be asked to indicate the pronouns you use so that I don't make assumptions based on your name and/or appearance/self-presentation (you are not obligated to do so). If you use a chosen name, please let me know. Chosen names and pronouns are to be respected at all times in the classroom. Mistakes in addressing one another may happen, so I encourage an environment of openness to correction and learning. I will not however, tolerate repeated comments which disrespect or antagonize students who have indicated pronouns or a chosen name. Chosen name and personal pronouns may evolve over time, so if at any point during the semester you would like to be addressed differently, please let me know.
Faculty who adopt the statement are asked to send a short email to the Q Center at lgbtq@binghamton.edu as they would like to keep an informal count of its adoption.

20 July 2018

show me the turnips

 "Your well-informed message to me of the dispatch of the Teltow turnips was received with the greatest thanks. They have not arrived yet; presumably because of the path ruined by the frost, but I look forward to this gift on a daily basis." - I. Kant, K√∂nigsberg, 20 Dec 1799