Monthly Archives: December 2015

A victory for workers at the U

The clerical, janitorial and other workers at the U, who have been in contract negotiations for months, have won what look like strong contracts: nontrivial pay raises, including a minimum of $15/hour, six weeks maternity leave (giving them parity with … Continue reading


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Mathematica makes me want to cry: standard radical form edition

Here is a thing that makes me want to cry: every high school student at some point learns about putting things in something called “standard radical form.”  For example, I learned to simplify by multiplying the top and bottom by … Continue reading

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