May 31, 2011 “That’s wrong for so many reasons:” I hear and read that phrase a great deal these days. Almost always, that phrase is all that’s said; none of the “many reasons” are given. So in those cases, “that’s … Continue reading
May 29, 2011 In today’s New York Times, Simon Winchester celebrates (!?) the 645 meanings of the verb “run.” It’s the English language word with the most meanings.
May 29, 2011 A casual mention of a “bonfire” took me to wondering about the origin of that term: a fire, yes, but why a “bon” fire? I couldn’t think of another English word that uses “bon” as a prefix, … Continue reading
May 27, 2011 The byways of the web took me recently to an on-line column of Stanley Fish from February 8, 2009. Fish is someone with whom I agree about 50% of the time — that is, no more often … Continue reading
May 27, 2011 Yale University has announced it will once again host an ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Program. This follows similar announcements an a number of other colleges and universities who are also again welcoming ROTC with the repeal … Continue reading
May 27, 2011 Clyde Johnson isn’t technically an Earlham alumnus; he graduated from Indiana University. But back in 1966 he created Ichthys House, a spiritual house and retreat on College Avenue, across from the Earlham campus, and especially close to … Continue reading
May 26, 2011 In an Inside Higher Education blog post Itir Toksöz poses two images of academia today, a utopian one and a dystopian one. She worries that the dystopian image fits her reality more and more. I like the … Continue reading