June 26, 2008

Doll Sales and Moral Tales

Adrianna Groth

The American Girl dolls play their small part in the struggle for social justice--but only after having healthy, historical fun.

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June 25, 2008

No Fire Escape for the Copyist

Ashley Thorne

This week, Columbia announced its decision to fire Madonna Constantine, a Teachers College professor who in October said she found a noose on her office doorknob.

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June 25, 2008

If I Ran the Zoo VII

Mark Bauerlein

Mark Bauerlein's simple rule for running the zoo: have other professors teach freshman comp too!

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June 23, 2008

If I Ran the Zoo VI

Sylvia Wasson

Squawks, roars, and Tarzan yells encouraged at this zoo.

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June 20, 2008

A Penny For Your Thoughts (APFYT)

Adrianna Groth

Observations on the "comment" in the age of the blog.

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June 20, 2008

If I Ran the Zoo V

Anne Neal

To free inquiry true would Anne Neal run the zoo, even if it's quite a hullabaloo.

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June 20, 2008

Hand It Over: Colleges Take Outside Scholarships for Granted

Dean Chin

Will outside scholarships, state and federal grants, or corporate employee tuition benefits help reduce my child

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June 20, 2008

Jailhouse Ed

Peter Wood

If prisoners can earn college degrees while incarcerated, can the Liberal Arts liberate?

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June 19, 2008

If I Ran the Zoo IV

Todd Zywicki

Todd Zywicki, a Dartmouth graduate (like "Dr." Theodore Suess Geisel, class of 1925), gives his feed on running the higher education zoo.

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