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Friday Morning Linkage

September 20, 2013




  • Here’s another cool data visualization site — this one on global migration patterns.
  • Malcolm Gladwell looks at some interesting data on relative student performance across colleges and universities in STEM fields and concludes that students shouldn’t go to the top college they get into.

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Jon Western has spent the last fifteen years teaching IR in liberal arts colleges at Mount Holyoke College and the Five Colleges in western Massachusetts. He has an eclectic range of intellectual interests but often writes on international security, U.S. foreign policy, military intervention, and human rights. He occasionally shares his thoughts about professional life in liberal arts colleges. In his spare time he coaches middle school soccer, mentors the local high school robotics team, skis, and sails.