Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Health of the Humanities, Again

May 31, 2010 Jonathan Spence, emeritus professor of History at Yale, gave this year’s Jefferson Lecture recently in Washington, D.C.  The Jefferson Lecture is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the opportunity to deliver it is a … Continue reading

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A Rant on Responsibility

May 27, 2010 Joe Posnanski, a Sports Illustrated writer, is one of my facvorite bloggers.  “Curiously Long Posts” he calls his blog.  Today he writes about a ticket scandal at the University of Kansas. The scandal is disturbing, but I … Continue reading

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Athletics Question: Just a Smidge More?

May 26, 2010 A question comes via e-mail to me and several other liberal arts college presidents from a colleague asking about a proposed rule change in NCAA Division III.  The question had come to him from his athletic director … Continue reading

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In Athens, with Two Teachers on the Day of a General Strike

May 20, 2010 In advance of our May term group leaving for Athens, there were many questions about whether Athens would be safe, in light of the civil unrest that this country’s debt crisis has occasioned.  We were assured — … Continue reading

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In Athens, Thinking of Socrates

May 19, 2010 I’m in Athens, with my wife Ellen  and 7-year old son Robbie.  I’m also with Steve Heiny and Susan Wise, two Earlham professors, and 17 Earlham students.  They are here for an Earlham May term in Greece. … Continue reading

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