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Revolution in Higher Education: A Social Contract

Continuing with our reading of Richard DeMillo’s Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable (2015) (publisher; Amazon): this week we’re discussing the last full chapter, “A Social Contract.” Here DeMillo calls for a new … Continue reading

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Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 12, “Governing in the Age of Internet Empires”

Continuing with our reading of Richard DeMillo’s Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable (2015) (publisher; Amazon): this week we’re discussing chapter 12, “Governing in the Age of Internet Empires.” Here DeMillo focuses … Continue reading

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Best films of the year, “a new world of gods and monsters!” edition

Once again I play the best movies of a-year-ending-in-five game, turning the calendar back to 1935.    Jesse Walker offered his pick, followed closely by LAGuy. I haven’t seen as many films from 1935 as I’d like, so few that I … Continue reading

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Undents, volvelles, and Didymus the Brazen-Gutted: notes on Ann M. Blair’s _Too Much to Know_

This is a delightful and very useful book, but only for certain groups of people. You have to either be a bibliophile, or a specialist in early modern history, or a historian of the book to read this with as … Continue reading

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Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 11

Continuing with our reading of Richard DeMillo’s Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable (2015) (publisher; Amazon): this week we’re discussing chapter 11, “Ivory Towers.” The topic here is academic freedom, or rather … Continue reading

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Best movies of the year, 1945

Today we head back into the past, even further, to consider the greatest movies of… 1945.  This is another installment of the game we’re playing about the history of film.  Jesse Walker and LAGuy have done their lists, so it’s … Continue reading

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Top films of the year, 1955: crimes and times edition

Now it’s time to set the film clock back another decade, all the way to… 1955. Yes, I’m still playing this movie ranking game with Jesse Walker (his 1955 list) and LAGuy (his list).  In 1955 my birth was 12 … Continue reading

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