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by Lee Shainen YEARS AGO, DURING the Gulf War, I began a composition class by having the students interview each other, write short biographies, and then read them to the entire class. Due to our proximity to the University of Arizona, there were several international...

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.

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..

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...

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..

  NOTE: Several of the on-line textbook sellers mentioned in this piece, originally published in 2000, have gone out of business by Jay Vandergelt I LOVE TENNESSEE Williams’s work. My favorite of.

by Brian Caterino WHILE MORE CIVILIZED pursuits like NFL Football have outlawed the practice of taunting one’s opponent, adjunct faculty and graduate students still have to endure the verbal equivalent of the throat-slashing gesture: the job crisis discussion. It usually involves calling adjuncts’ character or judgment into...
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