Monthly Archives: February 2012

Our Far-Flung Alumni: Jewell Spears

February 7, 2011 Jewell Spears, native of Richmond (IN), was the first African-American promoted to director of nursing at Reid Memorial Hospital in 1977.  A 1957 graduate of Earlham, she is honored today in the Palladium-Item’s series honoring local figures … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Henry Leavell

February 5, 2012 He’ll turn 93 this coming March 9, but he didn’t graduate from Earlham until 1956.  He did a number of things, including serve in World War II, before coming to Earlham. Henry Leavell, a jazz afficianado, is … Continue reading

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Do Better Students Make a Better College?

February 3, 2012 More on the revelation that Claremont McKenna College had submitted falsified data about students’ SAT scores to U.S. News and World Report and other college ranking services.  In an interview with a campus newsmagazine, Pamela Gann, CMCC’s … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Etymology”

February 3, 2012 Etymology.com tells us that “etymology” comes from Greek roots meaning “true sense of a word.”  This morning, XKCD, which earlier this week featured a character called “Etymology Man,” today gives us a visual that will help us … Continue reading

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College Rankings: “Gaming” or Lying?

February 1, 2012 Claremont McKenna College has announced that for several years, it deliberately provided U.S. News and World Report and other providers of college rankings inaccurate data about its students’ SAT scores.  The story appeared in dozens of outlets.  … Continue reading

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College Choice: What Matters

February 1, 2012 As high school students try to figure out which colleges to focus upon, they typically receive dozens, even hundreds, of brochures, viewbooks, letters, emails and other materials from colleges and universities seeking their attention.  How do choose … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: John Keith Miller

February 1, 2012 From Austin, Texas comes news of the passing of John Keith Miller, one of the early graduates of the Earlham School of Religion.  ESR was founded in 1960, and Miller received his M.Div from ESR in 1964. … Continue reading

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