U can’t talk to ur professor like this

Do interactions between students and faculty in university settings draw from a larger sociological context? Are impeccably proofed, grammatical, formal emails tied to good pedagogy and a liberal credo?

No “LOL”s allowed in this classroom.

What happened to “who”?

Frank Bruni at The New York Times pinpoints a disturbing trend in the political sphere: the use of “that” in place of “who” (instead of saying “people who,” for example, Donald Trump said “people that”).

Doesn’t the “who” pronoun acknowledge our humanity, our personhood—separate us from the flotsam and jetsam out there?