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2014 October 8 - 12:00 am
 As the fall semester hits its stride, as the Jewish New Year of 5775 takes hold, and as we enter the first full week of October, an internationally important teachable moment is upon us:
2014 September 29 - 12:00 am
 Some 30 years ago, my father, Norman Watson, once called a "visionary" in education, joined a small group of international — and internationally-minded — thinkers in an effort to integra
2014 August 7 - 12:00 am

Getting Out from Under the Glut of Clicks and Taps

 As I sit among the mounds of paperasserie (questionably useful bits of paperwork), trying to prepare official-looking documents that will at once please various administrators and not numb th
2014 July 28 - 12:00 am

No Summertime Soltice for Part-Timers

Ah, vacation! At the end of July each year, I think about all those people in France who are readying themselves for “les grandes vacances" (big vacation), the month-long respite from the workad
2014 July 14 - 12:00 am
 Pleased at its self-touted success in “Bring(ing) Four Free-Speech Lawsuits in One Day" on the first of July, the Philadelphia-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE,
2014 July 14 - 12:00 am
As the month-long World Cup competition in the beautiful game of football comes to an end, and as the three weeks of cycling's internationalized Tour de France hit their stride, having begun this year in England and continuing now in its home terrain on the continent, we who are engaged
2014 April 29 - 12:00 am

An interestingly paradoxical mindset has penetrated our political decision-makers as they propose a future for community colleges, to wit:

On the one hand, new research results, as Eduardo Porter writes in his New York Times column of 12 November, 2013 (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/13/business/rethinking-the-income-gap-and-a-college-ed
2014 March 18 - 12:00 am
 *The more you study, the more you know; the more you know, the more youforget; the more you forget, the less you know.... so why study? **And why should anyone study something as effete as physi

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