Notes on an Economics Graduation -
1. I would’ve loved to hear Al Roth’s speech about matching, delivered to graduating seniors about to go off into the world and match themselves.
2. Caroline Hoxby’s research is very very good. That she wins awards for teaching and advising is even more impressive.
3.They gave their most successful MOOC professor, Matt Jackson, a departmental award for … successfully teaching MOOCs. Fuck yeah Stanford Econ.
One (speculative) headline: "People understand the risks of engaging in risky sexual behavior and choose to do so anyway" -
Mixed Method Evaluation of a Passive mHealth Sexual Information Texting Service in Uganda
"A stickers arms race"
Bill Gates’s first company made software for traffic lights. Steve Jobs’s first company made plastic whistles that let you make free phone calls. Both failed, but it’s hard to imagine they were too upset about it. That’s my favorite thing that changes today. From now on, failure doesn’t matter: you only have to be right once. — drew houston’s MIT commencement address
Outside of Lhasa, Tibet