Monthly Archives: March 2013

Our Far-Flung Alumni: Bob Mantock

March 27, 2013 Bob (Robert M.) Mantock passed from this life the day before yesterday. He was not a graduate of Earlham, but he made himself a valuable member of the Earlham community through service as a member of the … Continue reading

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Annals of Transparency: Big Ten Edition

March 25, 2013 Or perhaps we could call this “Does Sports Build Character: Honesty Edition”? Here’s a fascinating piece reprinted in its entirety from Inside Higher Ed this morning: U. of Maryland Didn’t Keep Copy of Big 10 Contract March … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Cliché” and “Stereotype”

March 22, 2013 From the Washington Post’s Outlook section, we have the list below of phrases to be avoided. Avoided why? Mostly because they are clichés or stereotypes. But where do the terms “cliché” and “stereotype” come from? Both come … Continue reading

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College Sports: Is This Nuts or What?

March 21, 2013 “The NCAA Tournament is a reminder that the economics of college sports is bonkers.” That’s the headline of a blog post by Neil Irwin on Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog for the Washington Post. He’s right, of course, and … Continue reading

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What’s the Most Important Public Policy Question?

March 20, 2013 I am shaking my head at a blog post I read this morning from Andrew Gillen, research director at Education Sector. He’s objecting to a chart in the most recent report of the State Higher Education Executive … Continue reading

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The Elusive Idea of Quality: A Tale of Two Titles

March 17, 2013 There is an important story given prominence in the today’s New York Times: talented, low-income high school students are not applying (and therefore not attending) highly selective colleges and universities, even though it wouldn’t cost them any … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Bigot”

March 11, 2013 Fascinating exchange today between friends Ta-Nehisi Coates and Andrew Sullivan about the origins of racism. Writing in the New York Times (and linking back to earlier posts on his Atlantic blog), Coates argues that racism is a … Continue reading

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