Hunter Hampton

Exercise and American Culture

A week ago many Americans made a pledge to exercise more. Some of you may be sore from the grueling workouts you suffered through the last seven days. Others may feel convicted that you already gave up. Personally, I can barely walk because my legs are so sore. Thankfully, I sit at a desk and…

“Dissertating” on the Job

One decade as ABD. Ten years in an academic wormhole. According to the Council of Graduate Schools, more than half of humanities doctoral students remain ABD for years, stymied by the daunting task of completing the dissertation. The average PhD completion rate across disciplines is low, with approximately 57 percent of students finishing in ten…

New Year: the Uhaul Report Experience

Each year in January, I become hyper aware of all the buzz around coaching changes in the many levels of Texas football. There is a saying I have in this life, “You never know where you will start your next season.” There are several ways this plays out from year to year. This year, these…