Isabel Vittorio, who, as a department chair at the fictional Austin University, had variously “been described as narcissistic, charismatic, brilliant, and opportunistic” was found slumped over her desk in the Department of Literature and Rhetoric early on a Monday morning, her neck broken. What ensues as the murder investigation unfolds is a peek inside what author Lynn C. Miller called the closed, “wonderful dysfunctional family template” of a humanities department.
With March Madness here, dozens of pep bands are preparing to trumpet their colleges' fight songs in arenas across the country.
You can hear the lyrics and tunes on television throughout the tournament. But here's a look at some of the songs you won't hear, because the University of Southern California is the only one of the following institutions that made the Big Dance.
The class of 2011 is arriving at campuses all over -- and inspiring plenty of professors to wonder why the new students seem younger every year. For a decade, Beloit College has been helping out with its annual Mindset List of gentle reminders of what new students grew up with and what they never experienced.