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Home » June 19th, 2013 Entries posted on “June, 2013”

Since When is a B Not Good?

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by Kelly O’Connor-Salomon I was at the doctor’s last week, and, as is typical for me, I had a book along to read. The nurse came in, saw the book, and asked how I liked it. She was thinking of getting it for her boyfriend. I said I would give it a B so far–I […]

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My Dog Has an Ophthalmologist and I Don’t

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by Jodi Campbell This was the shocking realization I came to last week. My dog has an ophthalmologist and I don’t. I had to take him to the ophthalmologist for a six month check up, quaking with fear the entire time that something would be wrong this time. It’s not just because I don’t want him to need eye […]

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  • Setting the Tone for Successful Learning

    by Shari Dinkins Years ago, I adopted a dog from a local humane society. At twelve pounds, he was not threatening yet he barked at other dogs, pulled on the leash, and rushed visitors at my door. After investigating several options, I hired a reputable dog trainer to come to my home. I was naive about the training […]

  • Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement

    by Silvia Foti Creating citizens engaged in maintaining democracy entails intentionally increasing the people’s knowledge of the democratic process, their skills, and their motivation. This falls under the purview of America’s colleges and universities, according to the authors ( Anne Colby, Elizabeth Beaumont, Thomas Ehrlich, Josh Corngold) of Educating for Democracy, yet for a variety of reasons, is a […]

  • Northeastern State University Adjunct Spends A Year in Kurdistan

    by Renee Fite Just like some people may think Indians in Oklahoma live in teepees, daily life in Iraq is different than some may imagine. Dr. Kathrine Garlough (right), adjunct professor of English at Northeastern State University, spent the past year in Kurdistan, Iraq, on the northern border, as adviser to the minister of higher […]

  • Teaching English in France: Bonne Chance Mes Amis

    by Jason Neiverth Every once in a while, in the middle of my day, I find myself suddenly transfixed, unable to move. A half-chewed morning croissant rests deliciously inside my now-still mouth. I stare straight ahead at the sun shining against the distant mountains, amidst a city laden with culture and history, culinary geniuses, and some of the […]

  • Documentary Film About Higher Ed “Starving the Beast” Has Many Villains (and Few Heroes)

    If, like me, you are anxious about the condition of public universities, “Starving the Beast” will only heighten your concerns. The film is a compelling account of how special interests collude to weaken public universities.

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