Saturday, February 27, 2010

Weekend metal-blogging

Nightrage, "Wearing a Martyr's Crown"

Friday, February 12, 2010

Jan Palmowski of King's College London is a disgrace

Read the gory details here.

The gist is that KCL, which is world-renowned for its humanities programs, is in the midst of firing senior academics in the humanities, many of whom were recruited with promises of stable, long-term employment. That's bad enough. But, it also has serious consequences for graduate students who accepted offers at KCL on the assumption that they would be able to work with these world-renowned academics. And, it turns out that all this chaos, which has drawn universal condemnation from academics outside and inside KCL, was the work of one Jan Palmowski, a professor in the German Department and Head of the School of Humanities. Either Palmowski is an unwitting puppet of shadowy figures in the background of this awful set of decisions, or he's a willing accomplice. In either case, the man has to seriously consider the damage he's doing both to KCL and to his own reputation.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Weekend metal-blogging

Fear Factory, "Fear Campaign"

Relentless and pretentious as always.