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The Conundrum of Ms. Chips

Yesterday an anonymous post at University of Venus on the Inside Higher Ed website caused a minor explosion.  A young, female, black professor shared the story of her intimidation by a large, lacrosse-playing, foul-penned, male undergraduate.  Commenters pilloried and praised … Continue reading

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Hot off the Virtual Press: Summer’s Labour’s Lost

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Pomp and Circumstances

Commencement offers one of the few occasions to celebrate the life of the mind in post-modern America.   My father, an engineering professor, says he marches to get his annual quota of ceremony in a life comparatively free of ritual. … Continue reading

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A Room with a NU View

As I sit at my desk, I look across Sheridan Road to the Javits Center.  If I stand, I gaze upon Deering Meadow and the structure Frank Lloyd Wright dubbed “a sow on its back.”  Their proximity and the pastoral label bespeak … Continue reading

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