Monthly Archives: August 2010

The irony of coming clean with the EPA

August 31, 2010 Colleges and universities around the country have been doing peer audits regarding their compliance with rules and regulations overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency.  Instead of federal agents visiting a campus to inspect, a team of folks … Continue reading

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“It Is I Who Must Begin”

August 26, 2010 Carole Spencer, newly arrived from the George Fox University outside Portland (OR) to be Associate Professor of Spirituality at the Earlham School of Religion delivered the message at this morning’s opening Convocation for ESR and Bethany Theological … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Maggie Wilcox (’51)

August 24, 2010 I don’t think I ever met her, but since she was “a house afire” I wish I had.  Here’s part of the obituary from the Republican Journal, dateline Unity, Maine for Maggie Wilcox, class of 1951: “Unity … Continue reading

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How Quickly We Learn

August 24, 2010 “Higher education should ensure that the mounds of data already collected on students are converted into useful information and fed back [to campus officials and faculty] in ways that enhance student learning and lead to improvement in … Continue reading

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Growing Into Responsibility

August 23, 2010 Yesterday’s New York Times Magazine has a long feature piece about “Why Are So Many People in Their 20s Taking So Long To Grow Up?”  It features the work of a Clark University psychologist named Jeffrey Arnett … Continue reading

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Biggest bunny: it wasn’t ours

August 23, 2010 The headline is quite something: “Earlham Rabbit Claims Biggest Bunny Title at Iowa State Fair.”  But it wasn’t our bunny. Generally, when Earlham shows up in a headline, it is us, the institution of higher education in … Continue reading

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Welcome new students! Welcome Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!

August 22, 2010 New students arrived on Friday, and we’re in the midst of new student orientation. At our opening ceremony outside on Chase Stage (where we also hold Commencement) Director of Admissions Nancy Sinex reminded the new students who … Continue reading

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