Texting under the influence, or TUI, is a gauntlet that claims many lives between the hours of 12 and 4 a.m. It is an obstacle course just to enter the password, but after enough squinting and severe focusing, the clarity of the numbers shines through.
New to Stony Brook University’s campus and Long Island, New York, Assistant Professor Joseph Pierce drinks his mate (pronounced ma-tay), an Argentinian herbal tea, from a small gourd at his desk. He is well dressed in a tailored-to-fit houndstooth suit and his tame shoulder-length hair makes him the ideal subject of hair envy. But he is more than perfect hair.