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Strom Thurmond, father of five

A friend just sent me the following photograph, snapped on the grounds of the South Carolina State House. It’s of the engraving at the base of a Strom Thurmond statue. My friend thought that it was hilarious how crudely they’d sanded down the “four,” changing it to “five,” and added the name of the secret […]

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The future of higher education in America

Mark C. Taylor, the chair of the religion department at Columbia, had an interesting editorial in the New York Times yesterday on what he perceives as the need to completely remake higher education in the United States. Among other things, he suggested that we jettison the concept of tenure, and completely restructure our graduate degree […]

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