Monthly Archives: March 2011

What Excellence Means

March 31, 2011 Here’s one glimpse of excellence, appropriate for an opening day: Joe Posnanski on Albert Pujols: “Albert Pujols has a chance to be known as the greatest player in the history of baseball. There are numerous statistical measurements … Continue reading

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Opening China to Earlham — or Vice Versa?

March 31, 2011 Last evening I had dinner with Gerry Cooper (’66) and a group of faculty members who had all travelled to China this past summer courtesy of a gift from Gerry and his wife Gloria (’62) who recently … Continue reading

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Duderstadt: A Master Plan for Higher Education in the Midwest

March 31, 2011 As promised, James Duderstadt and the Chicago Council have today released a report entitled “A Master Plan for Higher Education in the Midwest: A Roadmap to the Future of the Nation’s Heartland.”  From the Chicago Council’s press … Continue reading

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The Health of the Humanities, A Symposium

March 30, 2011 The symposium was actually entitled “The Future of the Humanities.”  It was cosponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and SAIS/Johns Hopkins University.  Gathered were 150 to 200 humanities scholars along with a few reporters and folks … Continue reading

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Meanings: Spelling

March 29, 2011 The New Yorker this week has a wonderful piece by Roz Chast (the cartoonist, and much more) on crossword puzzles and puzzlers.

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