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Accentuate The Positive

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The Quantum Mechanical Adjunct

by Chris Cumo THIS YEAR MARKS the centennial of Max Planck’s discovery that energy is not continuous but comes in discrete units called quanta. To borrow an analogy from mathematics, it is as though Planck proposed that all numbers consist only of integers with no continuum of fractions to link any two integers. A quantum […]

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Prosperity & Activism

by Brian Caterino WHAT WOULD A truly cosmopolitan society look like? At the least, it would be a society based on mutual respect toward others and toward different ways of life. While it would accept notions of equal justice for all, it would also recognize and respect different approaches to a good life. We tend […]

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The Lottery

by Lee Shainen A WHILE AGO, a student of mine wrote a paper inspired by a poster that said, “Education is the one thing people are willing to pay for and not receive.” When she read that line in class, the other students snorted a short laugh of self-recognition. It started me thinking of all […]

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Lechers, Psychos & Frauds: Professors Portrayed In Novels Of The Last Fifty Years

by Laurie Henry Michael Chabon, “Wonder Boys”, 1995; Jane Smiley, “Moo”, 1995; Don DeLillo, “White Noise”, 1985; Gail Godwin, “The Odd Woman”, 1974; Alison Lurie, “The War Between the Tates”, 1974; John Barth, “The End of the Road”, 1967; Randall Jarrell, “Pictures From an Institution”, 1952; Mary McCarthy, “The Groves of Academe”, 1951 AFTER CREATIVE-WRITING professor Grady Tripp […]

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The Courage to Teach

Reviewed by Janice Albert “The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life” by Parker J. Palmer; San Francisco, Jossey-Bass 1998. $22.00 The Courage to Teach: A Guide for Reflection and Renewal by Rachel Livsey in collaboration with Parker J. Palmer; San Francisco, Jossey-Bass 1999. $8.00 A HISTORY INSTRUCTOR at a nearby […]

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The Spirit Of Volunteerism Abroad

by Jeannie Barry-Sanders IF DEDICATION TO the spirit of volunteerism is part of your commitment to the world, opportunity might be waiting for you right around the corner. Volunteers travel to different countries, working for government or non-government agencies. Volunteering can be an expensive way to share your special talents; not only does the volunteer […]

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P/T & F/T Faculty Teamwork

by Jack Longmate AS PART-TIME FACULTY members step up their organizing efforts throughout California, many are faced with the task of working effectively with already-established full-time chapters. Occasionally, there is friction on some campuses between full- and part-time faculty. The diverse and separate needs of full-time, and part-time faculty often forces them to form separate […]

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Interview with Laura Palmer Noone

by Laurie Henry Laura Palmer Noone is provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Phoenix. The for-profit university has been accredited since 1978 and now boasts an enrollment of 68,000 on 85 campuses in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and British Columbia. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, about 90 […]

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Desk Rage

by Gayle Fredericks JUST WHEN YOU were finally getting a handle on your road rage problem, along comes a new anger epidemic to ruffle your feathers-desk rage. A recent British study shows that mounting workplace pressure is leading to an increasing incidence of squabbles and outright slugfests between colleagues who are stressed out. A survey […]

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