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August 30, 2007

Deconstructing Biggie, For Real This Time

Phil Ford, an assistant prof at Indiana University, published this article in Inside Higher Ed magazine asking how Biggie's Ten Crack Commandments could be applied to a Professor's work in the Academy. Check the comments section too, where other professors were aghast at his usage of profanity (and his temerity to even reference hip-hop at all). Ford answered those haters here in his blog.

The Professor’s Ten Commandments, Thanks to Notorious B.I.G.

We’re staring down the barrel of another academic year. Time for a refresher course in professional deportment — by which I mean “The Ten Crack Commandments,” by The Notorious B.I.G. All you professors starting out at new institutions (like me) will be getting orientation sessions to show you the academic ropes — procedures on academic misconduct, FERPA guidelines, sexual harassment policies, etc., but you can save some time and just listen to hiphop. “The Ten Crack Commandments” only looks like it’s about drug dealing. All hustles obey the same logic, so heed Biggie’s words...

Posted by jsmooth995 at August 30, 2007 11:16 PM

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