Graduation day

I’m in Ithaca, New York: My fiance’s daughter is graduating from Cornell with a degree in bioengineering. (And she’s looking for a job, preferably in public health, in Boston or the Bay Area or elsewhere.)

Via Truck and Barter, here’s a Gerald Bracey column pointing out that the statistics on the number of U.S., Chinese and Indian engineers are dubious, confusing technicians with four-year engineering graduates. I’ve blogged on this before, but Bracey’s right to say the fuzzy numbers keep getting quoted despite debunking in the Wall Street Journal and Christian Science Monitor. Perhaps a Washington Post column will do the trick.

Blogging will be light and comment monitoring will be even lighter till I figure out why I can’t access my comments on the laptop, which I use on the road. It’s never refused to let me open comments before.

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  1. Be happy to contribute some sailor-talk to see if that resolves the problem. Likely won’t affect the computer, but it’ll get the undivided attention of the immediate neighborhood!

  2. If I had only known! I’m an hour away — in Geneva — top of the next Finger Lake to the west!! Email for directions if you’re flying through Rochester or Syracuse!!