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Disgraceful student riots

Especially in the spring, students tend to get a little too enthusiastic at parties. Sometimes if the party is big enough and the mood gets bad, the result can be a riot. Faculty react a lot of different ways: some scolding the students, others remembering their own student days. In this strip, the academic mice remember getting drunk and attacking cops in the 1960s.

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Dictators are evil, but with exceptions

The academic mice can agree that dictators are evil when they’re thinking about the new dean, but foreign countries may provide an exception to the principle.

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Ah, that evil big-box store

So, can you guess which big-box store the academic mice are really taking a poke at? And — didn’t both of those academic mice have to be at the evil store for one to see the other getting a big TV set?

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Good climate models

How do we know the predict the future of our climate? Why, with climate models, of course! But how good are the models? Don’t ask; the uncertainty is too great. Of course, some people will say the uncertainty calls for doing less on climate and others will claim the opposite. (I know which side is right, but I’m not telling.)

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Ask any question

Business schools get great donations from corporations that hire their graduates — but is it a corrupting influence? Don’t ask.

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Assessment follies


In this strip, the academic mice are learning about academic assessment — but don’t question its value!

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Prestigious Publications

Professors get a good deal: light teaching loads in return for contributing original research to add to society’s knowledge. Some of that original research, however, is not all that earth-shaking.

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Another unlikely date

Our hapless academic mouse just can’t seem to find a date. (The sociology faculty may not be the best place to look.)

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Unlikely date

Here our professor mouse learns about the hazards of asking an economist for a date.

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Appropriate Holiday Greetings from academic mice