Requiescat in Pace, Andrew Greeley

Guest post by Sheridan Lorraine Father Andrew Greeley —¬†whose novels and essays I’ve read for years — and who helped me come to terms with my ideas about Christianity – died today. I never made it to Chicago to meet him, one of the few authors I’ve ever really wanted to meet. More than anyContinue reading “Requiescat in Pace, Andrew Greeley”

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Blake’s “The Clod and the Pebble” Set to Music

The band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin has set William Blake’s “The Clod and the Pebble” to music: Interesting that these tend to come from indie bands…

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A Humanist Apologizes to Numbers – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Fun read by a creative writing professor about his relationship to numbers. I think the recent institutional separation of arts and sciences causes us to forget the historical relationship between the two. The original seven liberal arts consisted of three studies of language and ideas, the trivium — grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic — while theContinue reading “A Humanist Apologizes to Numbers – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education”

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Leave it to Stephen Colbert…

This week in higher ed on the web we have a wonderfully pithy observation by Stephen Colbert that reminds us that cutting education funding is to sell out our own children, and a reminder of the state of higher education today in the form of the first SAT test. Enjoy.

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