Monthly Archives: April 2011

100 Things To Do at Earlham College

April 30, 2011 Rarely do I post promotional pieces about Earlham College, where my day job is being President — for a few more weeks.  But I can’t resist encouraging you to watch “100 Things To Do at Earlham College.”

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Responses to Hill’s “Beyond Supply and Demand”

April 30, 2011 Day before yesterday I posted a comment on Catherine Hill’s essay on “Beyond Supply and Demand” in Inside Higher Education.  I’m also enjoying and appreciating comments from two others, Wick Sloane, who teaches at Bunker Hill Community … Continue reading

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Prestige, Quality and Cost

April 28, 2011 Today in Inside Higher Education, Catherine Hill, President of Vassar, has an opinion piece called “Beyond Supply and Demand” in which she objects to an argument earlier put forward in the New York Times by Henry Riggs, … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Rigor”

April 27, 2011 The Hechinger Report recently had an article by Richard Lee Colvin and Joanne Jacobs called “Rigor: It’s All the Rage, But What Does It Mean?”  They mean it’s become all the rage in education reform circles. I … Continue reading

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Discussion on Race

April 26, 2011 One of the upshots of the Charles Murray visit to Earlham has been a renewal of discussion about race matters.  Of course race is a nearly constant focus of discussion here.  Many, many courses pay some attention … Continue reading

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Good Discussions

April 24, 2011 Another of my favorite blogs is Helena Cobban’s Just World News.  Helena is a Quaker, pacifist journalist with deep experience in many parts of the world, but especially in the Middle East.  She reminded her readers this … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Leadership”

April 23, 2011 I went to a dinner this evening celebrating our graduating Bonner Scholars.  This is a program through which we select 15 students in each entering class with significant financial aid need who are interested in doing community … Continue reading

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