“When the College of Arts and Sciences offers its new Sexuality and Queer Studies minor in the fall semester of 2013, it will be at the vanguard of an academic discipline.”— Lauren Ober, on American University’s new course offering.
Monthly Archives For February 2013
But the Border Patrol probably won’t be involved.
Nearly half the states have more public school staff than they have teachers.
“I think the party was a drag on him more than he was on the party.” New York Times columnist David Brooks on 2012 Republican candidate Mitt Romney, at Harvard late last year.
“I will continue to write that the Republican Party should give up on those tactics that focus on voter suppression and find ways to appeal to black and brown voters instead.” Atlanta-Journal Constitution columnist Cynthia Tucker at Harvard last year, ignoring the suppression of military ballots by the Obama Administration, many of them to “black and brown voters.”
Public figures who proclaim their fealty to the public good generally want to minimize their contact with the masses.
Two instructors from Colorado State University (CSU) taught a course in which they encouraged incarcerated women to express themselves, specifically at a local jail and “a teen girls’ group at a residential youth and family rehabilitation center.”
For Lent, Catholics give something up. Perhaps academia could show some of the tolerance it gives itself credit for by easing up on the Catholic-bashing it engages in annually.
Youth, like age, hath its privileges, and one of them seems to be the right to not think too far ahead.
In the academic and political worlds in which our laws are incubated and passed, there is one statute scholars and politicos routinely ignore: the law of unintended consequences.