Monthly Archives: September 2010

Being a Quaker College

September 25, 2010 It matters to Earlham that we are a Quaker College.  But what does that mean?  Since the 19th century, we’ve been affiliated with two Quaker Yearly Meetings in Indiana, Indiana Yearly Meeting in the eastern half of … Continue reading

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Today’s Treat: Chopin

September 24, 2010 Today’s special treat was a Brown Bag Concert in the Orchard Room.  We do these several times a semester on Fridays at noon.  People bring their lunch (or buy one in the Coffee Shop) and listen to … Continue reading

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Community Relations: Whither the News?

September 23, 2010 We had a Forum this morning, and the speakers were several editors from the Richmond Palladium-Item, Richmond’s newspaper, or perhaps after today’s forum I should say Richmond’s media group. As part of our contribution to making Richmond, … Continue reading

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Passion for Learning: John Iverson and Iguanas

September 23, 2010 I shared lunch today with about 50 students and faculty members listening to John Iverson talk about iguanas in the Caribbean. John is Professor of Biology and Director of our Joseph Moore Museum.  This is the year … Continue reading

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Assessing Learning: The Chronicle looks at the CLA

September 20, 2010 Yesterday the Chronicle of Higher Education posted a major story on the Collegiate Learning Assessment. It’s a useful review of the state of play of the CLA. Earlham has been a user of the CLA since it … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Allen Jay (’51)

September 17, 2010 Allen Jay (’51): that’s 1851. Allen Jay was one of Earlham’s first students, a student when we were still a boarding school providing a guarded education for young Quakers.  He was only here for one year (1850-51) … Continue reading

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Focus on Learning: the Essential Change of Perspective

September 12, 2010 Thursday evening and all day Friday I spent at a meeting of the national advisory board for NILOA, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.  It’s an impressive assemblage of higher education leaders (you can see its … Continue reading

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