Sunday, May 28, 2006

Announcement

I have just been granted tenure.

12 comments:

thefreefood said...

So is this your last post then? ;-)

Gil said...

Congratulations!

So, now you can tell us what you really think!

dgm said...

well done, man, well done!
congratulations!

Blar said...

Congratulations! Will this mean more puzzles?

Tom W. Bell said...

Yeah! *Now* can you post that "wheelbarrow" riff that doubled me over with laughter, last summer? Or does even tenure provide insufficient protection against the the eternal damnation that threatens humor at the expense of Catholic doctrine?

susan said...
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susan said...

Congratulations Glen! I'm sure it was well-deserved.

susan

megan conklin said...

heartfelt congrats from a regular reader!

Glen Whitman said...

Thanks to everyone for the congratulations.

Gil -- yup, I plan on being much more forthright now about my Marxist and paternalistic views. All that libertarian crap was just a sham to impress my academic colleagues. It's so hard being a liberal in the academy!

Blar -- more puzzles? Maybe, if I can actually come up with a good one. The last couple have been less than successful. But you can occupy yourself with this relatively easy one I thunk up a few days ago: generalize the "three-sided coin" problem by finding a method to generate any probability p using only a fair quarter.

Tom -- ah, the wheelbarrow. Perhaps one day I shall post it, although tenure wasn't really what kept me from doing so in the first place...

Gil said...

I knew it!

Jeff Brown said...

Congrats! Was that fast?

Glen Whitman said...

Jeff -- no, it took 6 years, which is the normal tenure clock. I could have sought early tenure, but I chose not to. I did seek early promotion last year to Associate Professor, and I got it. (That was a strategic choice; I thought they'd be more likely to grant the promotion if I didn't ask for tenure at the same time.)