Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Idea of a Christian College (2)

February 29, 2012 If you are interested in issues around faith and reason, their respective claims to truth-seeking, I recommend reading a recent essay in Inside Higher Ed entitled “An Evangelical Renaissance in Academe?” by Thomas Albert Howard and Karl … Continue reading

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Education or Indoctrination?

February 28, 2012 On at least two occasions in recent weeks, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has charged that U.S. colleges and universities “indoctrinate” students.  He said it once in a long interview with Glen Beck on February 23, and … Continue reading

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Open Access

February 24, 2012 The provosts (chief academic officers) of the institutions that comprise the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (AKA the Big 10) have written a fine letter in support of open access to federally-funded research and scholarship.  The gist of … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Bacon”

February 23, 2012 Speaking of food, bacon is real food.  It comes into English in the 14th century from a proto-Germanic word, “bakkon,” meaning back meat. Skip the Kellogg’s cereal this morning; have some bacon. h/t: Endless Simmer

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Meanings: “Food”

February 23, 2012 “Food” is another four letter Anglo-Saxon word with very old roots.  I’m intrigued that food and fuel (energy both) are tangled together in the etymology, as is “pasture.”  Here’s what etymology.com has to offer: food O.E. foda … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Donald White

February 21, 2012 Today it is a Cleveland that is honoring distinguished African-Americans during Black History month.  The Plain Dealer remembers Donald White, who grew up in Richmond and attended Earlham for a year.  He became the first Black member … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Margaret Spicer

February 8, 2012 Margaret Spicer, a 1956 graduate of Earlham, and today’s honoree in the Richmond Palladium Item‘s series honoring local figures in Black history. She was the first African-American elected to the Richmond School Board, winning her seat in … Continue reading

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