Monthly Archives: November 2011

Are Liberal Arts Colleges Better?

November 16, 2011 A recent study conducted for the Annapolis Group provides evidence that “graduates of Annapolis Group institutions tended to be more satisfied with their experiences as undergraduates, and more likely to believe that their educations had a significant … Continue reading

Posted in Learning | Leave a comment

Meanings: “Projection”

November 14, 2011 It’s all about how you see the world.

Posted in Meanings | Leave a comment

Meanings: “Happiness”

November 13, 2011 Note the etymological link between “happiness” and chance: “Greek mythology, ancient Egypt and cultures throughout the Mediterranean before and after Christ perpetuated the idea that happiness was almost always a miracle. This is why, as Darrin M. … Continue reading

Posted in Meanings | Leave a comment

Meanings: “Flicker,” “Flick”

November 12, 2011 Where does the word “flicker” come from?  The verb has Old English roots, etymology.com tells us, and is onomatopoeic.  The name of the bird derives from that.  And “flick,”  as slang for a movie, is a 20th … Continue reading

Posted in Meanings | Leave a comment

NCAA Division I Athletics: the Essential Hypocrisy

November 12, 2011 Writing in this morning’s New York Times (The Institutional Pass), columnist Joe Nocera writes “What goes on in the typical big-time college football program constitutes abuse of the athletes who play the game.”  He starts by addressing … Continue reading

Posted in Athletics | Leave a comment

Leadership: Roles and Responsibilities

November 10, 2011 The hard questions in the Penn State pedophilia mess involve why some people in positions of leadership didn’t do more than they did when they first came to learn something about Jerry Sandusky’s behavior. Of course there … Continue reading

Posted in Leadership | Leave a comment

Leadership: Bearing Responsibility and Answering Questions

November 10, 2011 I watched last evening’s press conference in which the Penn State Board of Trustees announced that Graham Spanier was no longer the president of the university and that Joe Paterno was no longer the head football coach.  … Continue reading

Posted in Leadership | Leave a comment