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Archive for November, 2005

Warren Community College: Now a Lesson in Tolerance?

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Professor Daly has now resigned. As you can see in the comments in my previous post on Warren, I won’t be shedding any tears for him.
However, I’m not sure this is the right response by the college:
President Dr. William Austin made clear that the community college is now reviewing and drafting tolerance policies for […]

Tommy Dorsey’s 100th Birthday

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Via PowerLine, I found a wonderful tribute to Tommy Dorsey, who would have been 100 yesterday.
Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, and Benny Goodman were my musical heroes growing up. I began playing the trombone in 1969, and not long after that, I began listening to my Dad’s extensive collection of Big Band records (including LPs […]

Chinese Students Do Backstreet Boys

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Warren Bell over at the Corner thought this video was pretty funny.
I don’t get it. I do this kind of thing in front of the bathroom mirror all the time.
(Seriously, as Bell notes, “If you’re seeing this for the first time, this is funny enough to hurt you. Take deep breaths and […]

Warren Community College: A Lesson in Freedom of Expression

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

When I think how lightly I tread in the classroom and at the university, I’m just blown away by stories like this:
Rebecca Beach, a Warren [Community College in New Jersey] freshman, received a nasty surprise in response to her e-mail to faculty announcing the appearance of decorated Iraq war hero, Lt. Col. Scott Rutter, to […]

Godspell and the Resurrection

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Our University Players and the Black Theatre Ensemble are performing the musical Godspell at our new Fine and Performing Arts Center*. We have tickets for Sunday’s matinee performance. Maybe I’ll have a review after that.
But what I wanted to bring up was more of a “theology meets the arts” issue (perhaps we could […]

The Carnival

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

I’m a day late, but I should mention that it’s Carnival of Education time over at the Education Wonks.
No shortage of good stuff.

Heads, I Win! I’m the Mayor.

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

This is one of those stories that you gotta love about living in a place like this:
With the race still deadlocked after Tuesday’s official vote canvass, local election officials turned to George Washington to decide who would be Forest Hills’ mayor.
Incumbent Jim Davis, who called “heads? in the two-out-of-three coin toss, was declared the winner […]

Well, I’ve always liked trees!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

To which race of Middle Earth do you belong? brought to you by Quizilla
Hat tip: brightMystery

Maybe You Should Leave Those Locker Room Speeches to the Coach

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

I’ve been pretty hard on college administrators lately, but I certainly don’t want to be accused of painting with too broad a brush. While some of them have attacked free speech on campus, others have themselves been attacked for their speech.
Case in point: LA City College.

When Steve Maradian gave a talk […]

Spokesmen for the Right

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

I expected better from US News & World Report. In their current issue (November 14), under Washington Whispers, they inform us of the following:
Sen. John McCain is taking action to make it hard for conservatives to write him off in the 2008 presidential race. His office confirms that the maverick moderate recently met […]

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