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Note to unknown: this could have been a quote from your article, if only it were open access.


Dr. Täuber was punished for exerting her academic freedom. The same court that allowed the UG to fire her also made it clear that it was the university’s negative reaction to an essay about her experiences of gender discrimination at the university that “seriously disturbed” their work relationship. Alarming details have also been made public about how the university pressured Dr. Täuber to censor future publications, in order to retain her position.


Reinstate Dr. Täuber, reform complaint procedures, and establish binding protections for academic freedom.

Open letter by employees and students of the University of Groningen (UG), joined by concerned observers and colleagues at institutions around the world: Reinstate Susanne Täuber, protect social safety and academic freedom at the RUG

Stop the hAIpe.

Why would we, as academics, be eager to use and advertise this kind of product?

Maybe we, academics, have become so accustomed to offloading our thinking to machine learning algorithms that we cannot think critically anymore (see e.g. Spanton and Guest, 2021; Guest and Martin, 2022; van Rooij, 2020), making us susceptible to believe false, misleading and hyped claims? Or maybe we are afraid to exercise our independent decision making capacity and say “No” to automated bias, hype, misinformation and otherwise harmful technology? Or maybe privileged academics are just fine with enabling the agendas of multimillion dollar companies founded by people motivated by capitalist and bigoted ideologies? Or maybe a mix of these things?

Iris van Rooij: Stop feeding the hype and start resisting


You should also use “lack of novelty” as a criterion with caution. Almost nothing of value is ever truly new, and many good ideas need repeated reinforcement to catch on. Let’s focus on what the paper contributes to the community, not to the archive of facts.

Edward Lee: The Toxic Culture of Rejection in Computer Science


I’m merely pointing out that in today’s climate relating your work to defense is the best way to obtain funding.

Neal Stephenson: The Big U


No scholar should ever have to preface their keynote speech with "If I receive an air raid alert, I will have to leave my talk and go take shelter."

Sara L. Uckelmann


It must have had something to do with that here he could drink chocolate. Moreover, he could move about, talk to people, and attend to what he found interesting.

Neal Stephenson: The System of the World

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