Category Archives: Quaker Matters

Constraints on Leadership: Missions, Roles and Values

April 3, 2014 “We must not suppose that those in authority are unaware …, but we must recognize that their liberty of action is often circumscribed by the nature of their office: the powerful are not necessarily free.” That quotation … Continue reading

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The Heart and Soul of a School

October 28, 2103 From the final report of visiting committee to Germantown Friends School with regard to its re-accreditation by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools: The classroom is the heart and soul of Germantown Friends School, a place where … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Bob Mantock

March 27, 2013 Bob (Robert M.) Mantock passed from this life the day before yesterday. He was not a graduate of Earlham, but he made himself a valuable member of the Earlham community through service as a member of the … Continue reading

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Succeeding in College: the Work of Douglas Heath

May 22, 2012 The new book by Dan Chambliss and Christopher Takacs, How College Works, (I recently blogged about it here), put me in mind of work done a few decades ago by Haverford College psychologist Douglas Heath. Heath, too, … Continue reading

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The Idea of a Presbyterian College

April 4, 2012 Last week I spent a few days with the presidents of Presbyterian Colleges at a meeting of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU). I was invited to speak about the financial challenges of higher education … Continue reading

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Quaker Matters: What Makes AFSC Quaker

March 8, 2012 On the American Friends Service Committee’s Acting in Faith blog, I have a recent piece on “AFSC’s Work: Of Friends, Not By Friends or For Friends.” The Observatory focuses largely on higher education matters.  I’ve written about … Continue reading

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