I’ve been thinking, why does education in the Harry Potter universe stop after “A Levels”? Where are the magical universties, where’s the chance to earn a degree in Defence Against the Dark Arts, or Magical Journalism, or Ancient Magical History?
Cause don’t tell me that Hermionie or Lily Evans wouldn’t have jumped at the chance to study even more and become more intelligent and respected in the wizarding world!
దరఖాస్తు చేయు ఉద్యోగం: కింగ్ ఆఫ్ ర్యాగింగ్ ( జూనియర్ కి ‘ర్యాంకింగ్’ ఎంత ముఖ్యమో, సీనియర్ కు ‘ర్యాగింగ్’ అంత ముఖ్యం. ర్యాంకింగ్ లేక పోతే సీటు రాదు. ‘ర్యాగింగ్’ లేక పోతే ‘రాటు’ దేలరు. ఇది మా సిధ్ధాంతం.)
వయసు : సీనియర్ అంటే సీనియర్. మరీ పెద్ద వయసుండాలా? ఎల్కేజీ వాడికి యూకేజీ వాడు సీనియర్, పాకే వాడికి, డేకే వాడు సీనియర్. ఫస్టియర్ ఇంజనీరింగ్…
Brandeis University in Boston, Mass, decided not to give an honorary doctorate to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Ali is an atheist who grew up in extremely devout Islamic Somalia. She is a fierce critic of Islam, someone who never grew up in such an environment could never really know.
Her book Infidel was a force of nature, talking about her beginnings and the dramatic change from the medieval word of Islamic Somalia until she arrived in secular and Enlightenment Western Europe.
Now, she takes a view of Islam that might even more critical then such atheist thinkers/writers as the late and great Christopher Hitchens.
Such an approach got her doctorate taken away. Islam is a set of beliefs, and a set of beliefs with way too much power in too much parts the world. It is not like a race or sex.
Religion deserves no inherent respect, none. So she will not get an honorary doctorate at a university afraid of its’ own shadow, but she has achieved and earned so much more.
“Re-reading Mann’s pre-WWI novel in the context of the current economic crisis, there is a striking parallel between Mann’s sanatorium and today’s great educational institutions, safe havens where students worldwide seek comfort.
[…] “By means of the feverish seclusion on the magic mountain, our simple hero is raised to moral, spiritual, and sensual adventures of which he would previously not even have dreamt,” remarks Mann. Such a “story of intensification,” or Geschichte der Steigerung, to use Mann’s phrase, is what university students worldwide aspire to. To live carefree in their campus bubble, experimenting different medicines, different subjects, in the hope to find a glove that fits.
[…] Today, the university microcosm no longer represents a guaranteed lifeline that will lead to a well-paying job. In fact, one might say that they don’t secure employment at all anymore.
[…] So where is the safe haven in contemporary society? Competitive high school to elite university to high-paying job – the formula has been broken.
[…] Thomas Mann’s sanatorium eventually rendered patients incapable of returning to everyday life. It left them in a state of boredom, an anesthesia of the senses. Mann himself refers to the sanatorium as a Lebens-ersatz: a substitute for life.
[…] Mann’s hero finally leaves the sanatorium to fight in the war. Today’s graduates will need to battle for their well-being, exerting themselves and creating their own paths in an evermore competitive market – no quick remedy at hand.”
Ok, here we go again. Another scathing attack on Arts degrees in the media. No wonder Arts faculties cut courses. It makes you wonder if the powers that be who cut funding to Quebec universities figure there is no value in a degree that teaches you life skills and how to think critically, but doesn’t have a perceived direct path to productivity.
I didn’t do much note writing today, but I did manage to finish Anne of Green Gables and start Treasure Island, both for Children’s Literature. I also wrote some notes on fairy tales, so all together a decent day. Hope everyone had a good day!
Merhabalar.. Bugün sonunda derse başlayabiliyorum. Misafirlerimizi uğurladık.. (3 günün sonunda) Kütüphaneye gidip ders çalışmayı planlıyordum fakat maalesef bileğimi burktum ve yürümem çok zor. Evde oturup karmaşanın içinde ders çalışmak zorlasa da kulaklığı takıp çalışacağım. Coğrafyadan konu anlatımı dinleyip sorularını çözeceğim paragraf ve tarih çözeceğim. Bir de vaktim kalırsa - umarım kalır- matematik denemesi yapacağım. Hepinize bol verimli günler.. :)
Dulu waktu gue kelas X, gue udah yakin amat sangat gue mau jadi desainer, jadi gue g peduli nilai IPA gue. sebenernya ada usaha sih, tapi apamau dikata remed terus. Waktu penjurusan kelas XII, gue kaget, gue masuk bahasa. sebenernya gue ga masalih sih masuk apa aja. tapi kan tetep aja takut sama ortu, untungnya nyokap gue orangnya baek dan membebaskan gue jadi dia ngehibur gue kalo bahasa tuh gak jelek-jelek amat. dan kebetulan walikelasnya kenal sama nyokap, well alumni~
Pas kelas XII jujur gue bingung mau lanjut apa. gue g suka bahasa, apalagi Jerman, puh. sekeras apapun usaha gue pasti kalo gak nyerempet, remed. tapi belakangan enggak sih, tetep aja.
Waktu om gue balik dari US, dia membuka peluang gue untuk tetep bisa masuk kedokteran (sesuai keinginan bokap) dengan masuk ke college. gue udah selese sih form segala macem tinggal kirim, tapi ada hal yang gue takutkan. gue gak pernah belajar biologi sejak kelas XI, artinya banyak yang ketinggalan kan? nah gimana mau survive? gue di college pilihnya biology coba. Mabuk.
Gue cerita sama om gue, dan om gue ngehibur gue katanya, orang belajar dari yang belom ngerti sampe ngerti, jadi kalopun gue g pernah belajar ya pasti diajarin ampe bisa. well itu motivasi banget loh.
tapi sampe sekarang kalopun gue ambil Biology mau masuk apa dah? akhirnya gue dikasi buku sama temen kakak gue judulnya “Spotlight On the Life Sciences” dari UKCES. sama buku Anne Frank, buat ngelatih bahasa inggris. TAPI APA MAU DIKATA TEMAN KUH~ udah kelas 12, baru sampe halaman 20 udah gak kuat karena sibuk. belom lagi dikasi buku juga sama temen gue yang nyampe halaman 3 doang -_- pret.
Alhasil, gue masih gak tau nanti biology mau ambil jurusan apa.