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June 22, 2010

Leaving School and The Last Lecture

This summer is my last quarter teaching at Baylor.  In the Fall, I will take up the same position (Prof. of Law) at St. Thomas in Minnesota.

When I announced my departure from Baylor, my students gracefully invited me to give a "last lecture."  The topic was of my choosing, and I chose to speak about my most humbling epiphanies as a teacher (I had many to choose from!).  You can see the video here.

In the last lecture, I did use a bit of innovation.  I am not good at good-byes, so I found a unique way to escape.  If you don't want to see the whole video, you can read a shorter description here.

-- Mark Osler

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Without knowing you, personally, I have felt great hostility toward your views, and your weasel, misleading rhetorical tools. Only fellow cult indoctrination, Ivy victims could in any way take them seriously, and not think you a buffoon insulting the intelligence of the listener. You have such arrogance, you think you can tell fairy tales, and people will be persuaded.

Vengeance is total now. You have sent yourself to Siberia, USA. No matter the salary, you will experience extreme weather stress, and no money can compensate you for the suffering you are facing. Spring and Fall are three weeks each, filled with twisters. The rest of the year, you will feel humid, mind bending cold, and humid, mind bending heat. Every one from there flies to their houses in Texas to escape.

You will also experience the humor with which highly productive Midwest scholars view the Ivy League. What you think of as great achievement, and promote as such, is merely average, where there is nothing else to do than scholarship.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jun 28, 2010 11:30:58 PM

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