The Education of Oronte Churm
June 30, 2007 - 4:25pm
We’ll be traveling for a few days, and I expect my posts to be intermittent next week, so here’s a long tale about how we’re educated into responsibility.
June 26, 2007 - 7:59pm
I didn’t grow up with a father, so my two sons have exactly as much experience with actual fatherhood as I do. What we’ve learned together is that fathers are mercurial, full of farts and orders, radiant with heat on a summer’s night already too hot for sleep. Fathers love words and pay children the compliment of deep attentiveness. They’re who you call for when you wake in pain. They cultivate the comforting myth of invincibility.
June 21, 2007 - 12:29am
In order to halt growing criticism (covered by Inside Higher Ed and the New York Times) of their ranking of the reputations of American colleges and universities, U.S.News & World Report will no longer poll those not associated with a school for their opinion of that school. Instead, U.S.
June 19, 2007 - 11:01am
I was plucked by McSweeney’s Internet Tendency from gray anonymity and propelled onto the glamorous stage of Internet pseudonymity , where I first caught the eyes of the just-as-astute editors at Inside Higher Ed. As a result, I became, as you know, the very first personal valet to IHE founding editor Doug Lederman.
June 16, 2007 - 10:45am
Today is the annual worldwide celebration of Leopold Bloom’s adventures around Dublin in 1904. So set down your ashplant, hoist a Guinness, and check out:
June 13, 2007 - 9:58pm
A few final words on the AP Reading experience. Of Student Writing: Teachers everywhere like to share horror stories about students. It’s a way of dealing with anxiety over the difference between our ambitions for them (and for ourselves) and their actual comprehension and performance.
June 11, 2007 - 9:51pm
We finished reading for the AP exam in Louisville on Saturday, and I’m home now. But before I left, I sat down with Jim Barkus, Chief AP Reader for Literature and Composition, and Professor of English at Baylor University, to ask a few questions.