Author Archives: Doug Bennett

About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).

Annals of Leadership: Jose Mourinho

December 18, 2015 “I feel my work was betrayed,” he said. “Last season I did an amazing job and I brought players to a level that is not their level.”  That’s what Jose Mourinho, Manager of the English Premier League … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom Overreach

November 6, 2015 In an other wise interesting and thoughtful article I read recently, I came upon the following passage: In general, [universities] don’t like their professors to criticize their policies and actions, without airing their disagreements with the administration … Continue reading

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Meanings: Character

September 1, 2015 On River View Friend, I’ve added a post about the meaning of the word “character.”

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Robbie Rohr

June 23, 2015 “Rohr said she has always had a strong sense of social justice, and when she attended Earlham College, a Quaker school in Indiana, she felt among kindred spirits, as there was a sense of joy and an … Continue reading

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Sexual Assault: The View From Missoula

May 28, 2015 Missoula, Jon Krakauer’s account of “Rape and the Justice System in a College Town,” is strikingly detailed look at what rape on college campuses looks like today.  He focuses on several rapes at the University of Montana … Continue reading

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Nelson’s Baccalaureate Speech

May 18, 2015 “I hope you will take at least three lessons from what I’ve said today. First, affirm yourself and feel the goodness in your heart. Second, respect and love others, especially those you think do not deserve it. … Continue reading

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The Myth of Exploding College Costs

March 10, 2015 “And, of course, there is the cost,” writes Joe Nocera in a New York Times column in which he extols Kevin Carey’s new book, The University of Everywhere, an imagining of how college could be in the future. … Continue reading

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