Monthly Archives: January 2011

Once Again at the Crossroads

January 20, 2011 Yesterday I gave the last Convocation address I’ll give as Earlham’s President.  Entitled “Once Again at the Crossroads (Aren’t We Always),” it revisits the five aspirations I outlined in my inauguration speech in March 1998, “Earlham as … Continue reading

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College costs: should public universities charge higher tuition?

January 17, 2011 Gary Becker and Richard Posner, two elegant, opinionated intellectuals, share a blog called, approriately enough, the Becker-Posner blog.  Each week they choose a topic, one writes about the topic, and the other writes about the same question, … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Day and the N-Word in Huckleberry Finn

January 12, 2010 As we approach Martin Luther King Day (“a day on, not a day off” here at Earlham) matters of race are more in focus for me.  That’s why we celebrate the day, I’m pretty sure, to have … Continue reading

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What Do We Expect High School Students to Know? Part 1

January 12, 2011 Into my Zimbra in-box yesterday comes a note from Stewart Reed (EC ’04) addressed to a couple of us on Earlham Faculty.  The salutation, which brings a smile immediately is “Hello Wise Professors.”  He’s seeking assistance: he … Continue reading

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