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Everglades Restoration Project

Date: Friday, February 1, 2013
Category: Perspectives
Summary: There are seriously needed initiatives to bring the Everglades back to its healthy former glory and save a number of species of plants and animals. While some of the initiatives may cost more than a little money, the price tag is well worth conserving the natural plants and animals of the Everglades. more…

A Guide to Understanding Learning Outcomes

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Category: General Education Learning Outcomes
Summary: The recent attention to accountability and transparency in higher education has inspired a new nomenclature to describe certain aspects of instruction. more…

Is Anybody Home?

Date: Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Stories
Summary: The suggestion was made that I provide some kind of a follow-up on an alumni lecture I gave at Yale University in the spring of 2010. One idea in particular seemed to engage considerable interest—the difference between "the mind” and "the brain.” more…

Preserving What It Is Newsrooms Do

Date: Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Stories
Summary: A teacher challenges his students ‘to devise a proposal for the protection of newsroom independence and integrity’ in a changing media environment. more…

How Goes the 14th Amendment

Date: Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Stories
Summary: In 1790, when James Madison was asked to write a Bill of Rights in the form of amendments to the United States Constitution, he expressed some doubt that enumerated rights were necessary. If the Constitution, as already drafted, said nothing about religion or speech or press, why mention them at all? more…

Oceans: The World's Dump Site

Date: Monday, July 9, 2012
Summary: An accidentally discarded plastic water bottle or shopping bag may seem like the type of litter typically found along an urban roadside but when these items are found adrift, off the coast of Antarctica, it seems startlingly out-of-place to most people. Since the majority of our planet is covered by oceans, they seem vast, pure and limitless. more…

Altered Books and the Digital Connection: Tom Phillips Meets Richard Lanham

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Category: Perspectives
Summary: The term “altered books” refers to hardcopy books that have been physically changed, often as a form of mixed-media artwork. They are manipulated, redirected, and therefore, reinvented. more…

Bumper Sticker Nation

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Category: Perspectives
Summary: By Bruce Fraser more…