Monthly Archives: June 2013

Liberal Arts Versus Technical/Career Education

June 29, 2013 A recent New York Times column by Verlyn Klinkenborg lamenting the decline of English majors has reignited a long smouldering disagreement about what students should study in college. The disagreement has various faces but is usually posed … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: James McKenzie Coate, Sr.

June 28, 2013 Accomplishments, diverse interests, commitments to service and an active life are all signatures of Earlham graduates. All describe James McKenzie Coate Sr., an attorney in Philadelphia who was also a very active amateur musician. He was also … Continue reading

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Meanings: Geek vs. Nerd

June 20, 2013 Geek or Nerd? Think these mean the same thing, or is there a difference?  FlowingData has a lovely visualization based on tweets to show how people use the two terms:

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Meanings: “Love”

June 12, 2013 “Love” is an essential four letter Anglo Saxon word. The entry is below. Today is a good day to think about loving because it is the anniversary (the 46th) of the Supreme Court case Loving v. … Continue reading

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