2022 10 01 tweets

Replying to @rrkennison and @katinalynn

I haven’t had COVID *that I know of*, but the autoimmune issues I have had came with a similar sense of havoc. And the unmasking, the blasé attitude, is terrifying indeed. Yes, you might not get very sick today. But what effects will linger?

Sun Oct 02 01:21:13 +0000 2022

Replying to @rrkennison and @katinalynn

Just awful. Sending you both my best!

Sun Oct 02 01:39:42 +0000 2022

Replying to @rrkennison and @katinalynn

Thank you! It’s been a much-needed day of rest. Hoping for better tomorrow!

Sun Oct 02 01:40:45 +0000 2022

Replying to @GeoEdResearch

The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Mon Oct 03 13:12:10 +0000 2022

Replying to @kylebeachy

I totally feel this. \(All except the 44 bit, which is unpossible\. \(Except that my knees are telling me it’s all too possible\. So I guess I feel that too\.\))

Mon Oct 03 20:43:19 +0000 2022

Replying to @kristinarola

Oh man, yes. A more meaningful reminder than my usual “not my circus; not my monkeys.”

Thu Oct 06 14:48:58 +0000 2022

Replying to @sharonmleon

Whoa, let me know how it goes!

Thu Oct 06 14:49:45 +0000 2022

Replying to @BerondaM and @GrinnellCollege

Wow, that’s gorgeous!

Thu Oct 06 16:17:48 +0000 2022

And this after my delight that the NYT crossword actually used ASSHAT a few days back. https://twitter.com/xina/status/1578409430428766208

Fri Oct 07 17:52:18 +0000 2022

YES: “As you watch the glory and power of the feminist revolution against theocrats in Iran, ask yourself where the fuck is your feminist revolution against theocrats in the U.S.” https://twitter.com/monaeltahawy/status/1579093099183497217

Sun Oct 09 13:48:06 +0000 2022

Really looking forward to this discussion of what @ORCID_Org can do for the humanities. Join us! https://twitter.com/ORCID_Org/status/1578839404982202368

Sun Oct 09 14:11:20 +0000 2022

Email: “Please answer 7 questions about your experience with Clarivate.”

kfitz: “No.”

Tue Oct 11 14:38:09 +0000 2022

Oh my goodness, @profgabrielle!!! HUGE congratulations, and so, so well deserved!!! https://www.macfound.org/fellows/class-of-2022/p-gabrielle-foreman#searchresults

Wed Oct 12 16:16:38 +0000 2022

Replying to @EthanWatrall and @MAC_Archaeology

Safe travels!

Wed Oct 12 21:33:17 +0000 2022

Replying to @fletcherdurant

We heard this in our last search, too, and I’m 100% not okay with it.

Thu Oct 13 15:01:48 +0000 2022

Well, crap, y’all. I didn’t agree with everything he did, but I hate that he’s leaving now, due to stupid board interference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRNvNqkVIC0

Thu Oct 13 15:26:04 +0000 2022

Jeez Louise, who needs this.

Thu Oct 13 15:55:25 +0000 2022

And I’m definitely not having any trouble focusing on the work I’m supposed to be doing now, uh uh, not me.

Thu Oct 13 15:56:24 +0000 2022

Replying to @sharonmleon


Thu Oct 13 16:38:06 +0000 2022

Replying to @sivavaid

Don’t miss the 93% vote of no confidence in the board by the faculty senate.

Thu Oct 13 17:48:41 +0000 2022

THIS. https://twitter.com/ReclaimMSU/status/1580651921496371200

Thu Oct 13 20:24:05 +0000 2022

Replying to @sharonmleon and @kristinarola

Omfg don’t even say it.

Thu Oct 13 20:25:25 +0000 2022

Replying to @physicistdanny


Thu Oct 13 20:27:42 +0000 2022

Replying to @sharonmleon and @EthanWatrall


Fri Oct 14 00:31:04 +0000 2022

RT @sharonmleon: This is exactly it. He left his parachute. The board is that bad. https://twitter.com/cant_b/status/1580895337107329025

Fri Oct 14 12:30:34 +0000 2022

RT @ReclaimMSU: Four years later, the structural reforms to the Board of Trustees that Reclaim MSU proposed and Faculty Senate endorsed in…

Fri Oct 14 12:31:36 +0000 2022

Replying to @martin_eve

Yikes, Martin, I’m sorry to hear all this. I hope you’re able to get some relief without things being made much worse!

Fri Oct 14 14:15:10 +0000 2022

Replying to @martin_eve

I can imagine you must be! I’ll be thinking about you here.

Fri Oct 14 14:51:37 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

Political appointees would be much worse, in terms of being captive to the interests of a single powerful individual. Except that eight years is a ridiculously long term. And asking statewide voters to select among candidates in a vote that far down the ballot? +

Sat Oct 15 00:23:37 +0000 2022

I have said several times over the last few years that the way Michigan's trustees for the big three universities are selected is the worst possible method, except for all the others. What I mean by this is this: at least they're elected. +

Sat Oct 15 00:23:37 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

But the powerful interests behind business and sports have uses for the university that don’t always align with its educational mission, and they bring along assumptions about top-down authority that rarely align with shared governance. +

Sat Oct 15 00:23:38 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

In the current electoral environment, that means the election is primarily about name recognition. And name recognition by and large means business or sports. That isn’t a bad thing in and of itself. +

Sat Oct 15 00:23:38 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

When your board is politically appointed, a changing electorate can have significant effects through the race at the top of the ballot. But shifting the outcome of a race based on name recognition is hard. +

Sat Oct 15 00:23:39 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

And that’s already a recipe for disaster. But add to it eight-year terms, and the possibility of re-election and inertia of incumbency make things worse. +

Sat Oct 15 00:23:39 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

So how do you make change in this kind of environment, when a vote of no confidence is ignored? When the structure is enshrined in state law? When the institution is dependent on state funding? +

Sat Oct 15 00:23:40 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

What kinds of organizing are necessary to change that structure in ways that matter?

Sat Oct 15 00:23:41 +0000 2022

Two of the organizations I'm part of have experienced leadership transitions this month, and I'm sorting out what the differences between them mean. https://kfitz.info/a-tale-of-two-transitions/

Sun Oct 16 17:00:27 +0000 2022

I’ve been pondering the two leadership transitions that have taken place around me this month, and what we might learn from them. I’d love any thoughts you might be willing to share.


Sun Oct 16 22:23:36 +0000 2022

With apologies for the RT, but for the Monday crowd… https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1581691553013432325

Mon Oct 17 14:14:29 +0000 2022

Replying to @ekansa

So, so true. Alas.

Mon Oct 17 15:22:40 +0000 2022

Ooooh. Super interesting position available! https://twitter.com/ProfChristen/status/1582070388913152000

Mon Oct 17 18:16:00 +0000 2022


Wordle 485 2/6*


Mon Oct 17 19:31:12 +0000 2022

“Steady leadership,” you say. 🤔

Mon Oct 17 22:20:28 +0000 2022

More on what’s up at MSU: https://kfitz.info/4126-2/

Tue Oct 18 13:38:37 +0000 2022

Replying to @devoneylooser and @profwernimont

Truly. Truly. I’m 55 and I’ve been in perimenopause for over a decade. Started getting my hopes up earlier this year that I might actually finally cross the threshold… only to be thwarted. Again. I am ready to evict the whole apparatus.

Tue Oct 18 16:46:34 +0000 2022

Replying to @kristinarola

It has been a whole semester worth of Thursday so far.

Tue Oct 18 22:55:43 +0000 2022

No. No. Humans are not an adjective, and particularly not one modifying capital. https://twitter.com/ARLnews/status/1582436585559429122

Wed Oct 19 00:58:35 +0000 2022

RT @humcommons: Humanities Commons will be undergoing routine maintenance on Wednesday, October 19 from 9:30am - 12 pm EST. During this tim…

Wed Oct 19 13:39:44 +0000 2022

RT @humcommons: Maintenance is complete and registration is working again!

Wed Oct 19 14:37:07 +0000 2022

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @nicolesjchung

Thank you both for posting about it! I’ve just filled out the form and am delighted to have the chance to help.

Wed Oct 19 17:53:39 +0000 2022

Replying to @profwernimont

Yikes, Jacque, are you okay?

Wed Oct 19 22:16:00 +0000 2022

Replying to @electricarchaeo

I am afraid.

Thu Oct 20 17:55:32 +0000 2022

I don’t want to speak too soon… but I may have survived this week. 🤞🏻

Fri Oct 21 20:20:19 +0000 2022

Replying to @martin_eve

Sending you all the best, Martin!

Fri Oct 21 21:35:58 +0000 2022

Replying to @martin_eve

Sending you the best, Martin!

Sun Oct 23 20:18:37 +0000 2022

I see that @msulibraries is seeking a Head of Digital Scholarship Services. Included in this role is oversight of our amazing Digital Scholarship Lab and collaborating with lots of amazing digital scholars on campus. Listing here: https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/512754/head-digital-scholarship-services-librarian

Tue Oct 25 22:24:39 +0000 2022

So much of why I have been proud to work with @Educopia — and why I love @KatSkinner_ — is in every line of this interview. https://twitter.com/alicejmeadows/status/1585301030333739008

Thu Oct 27 09:59:16 +0000 2022

Wow! Congratulations, John, and good job @LYRASIS! https://twitter.com/LYRASIS/status/1585346839368585218

Thu Oct 27 12:01:50 +0000 2022

Really looking forward to this -- join us! https://twitter.com/ORCID_Org/status/1585647825072754688

Thu Oct 27 19:33:17 +0000 2022

You may have heard that Humanities Commons recently received a significant grant from the NSF. As part of that project, we’re doing a major repository upgrade, and we’re seeking a Python developer to work on that project. https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/512819/python-developer-information-technologist-i +

Thu Oct 27 19:47:52 +0000 2022

The position is funded for three years and is remote friendly. We’re especially interested in developers with a deep desire to learn and a commitment to open-source software and working in a highly collaborative environment. https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/512819/python-developer-information-technologist-i

Thu Oct 27 19:47:54 +0000 2022

I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have — please feel free to reach out! https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/512819/python-developer-information-technologist-i

Thu Oct 27 19:47:56 +0000 2022

Replying to @kristinarola and @DiverseIssues


Thu Oct 27 20:09:37 +0000 2022

I can’t decide if it’s because I’m officially old, or because this place has turned into such a hellscape \(and daily threatens worse still\), but you know what I’m finding more and more interesting?


No, really.

Thu Oct 27 20:35:02 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

It’s not without its problems, don’t get me wrong. But people I find professionally interesting post interesting professional things there.

Thu Oct 27 20:36:10 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

And, like, there doesn’t seem to be any drama.

Thu Oct 27 20:36:38 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

This is not a thing I ever thought I’d be excited about. But here we are.

Thu Oct 27 20:37:43 +0000 2022

Replying to @rebeccaonion

Fascinating indeed. I’m kind of amazed by it.

Thu Oct 27 20:41:48 +0000 2022

Why does it not surprise me that the business model isn’t in the announcement? https://www.academia.edu/journals/2

Thu Oct 27 20:49:27 +0000 2022

Replying to @rebeccaonion

I never did either! But I recently had some one connect to me there and in adding them something caught my eye. And I’ve found myself going back more often. \(FYI, the iOS app really is better than the web interface\.\)

Thu Oct 27 20:51:52 +0000 2022

Replying to @KristinMMahoney and @ProfNeilH

Congratulations!!! I will look forward to toasting you soon!

Fri Oct 28 01:27:50 +0000 2022

Just FYI, I'm also kfitz@scholar.social.

Fri Oct 28 11:32:33 +0000 2022

I… https://twitter.com/DavidEggert00/status/1585993939680722944

Fri Oct 28 16:45:24 +0000 2022

Replying to @EthanWatrall


Fri Oct 28 16:52:17 +0000 2022

Replying to @jeroenson

I honestly don’t know! There are a ton of servers out there. Apparently there’s a wizard that can help make a recommendation, though I can’t attest to how well it works: https://instances.social/

Fri Oct 28 17:50:24 +0000 2022

Replying to @martin_eve

Oh Martin. I am so, so sorry to hear this. I’m thinking about you and sending you all my best wishes.

Fri Oct 28 19:16:21 +0000 2022

RT @namleti: A thing I wrote about the evolution of the MLA citation format https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110748819-002

Sat Oct 29 15:07:50 +0000 2022

Re-upping for the weekend. Please help us spread the word! https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1585719950492241923

Sat Oct 29 15:12:24 +0000 2022