Category Archives: Education

Saturday Potpourri: Catching Up Edition

The new semester officially begins on Tuesday, but of course there’s been other stuff going along with that as well, so let’s get to it, shall we? *** The pre-semester faculty in-service took place on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Giant

David Bevington, one of the world’s leading scholars of early English drama, died on Friday, 2 Aug. He was 88 years old. While he is best known for his Shakespearean studies (I use his edition of the Complete Works for my classes, and … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Terpville Addenda Edition

A few bits and pieces left over from the trip and other matters… *** On the way back to Mondoville yesterday, we had the misfortune to get caught behind some sort of dump truck south of Richmond. It began to … Continue reading

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In Which the Spawn Moves to Terpville

About an hour ago, Mrs. M and I concluded ten hours on the road, coming home from getting the Spawn settled in her new apartment on the fringe of the U of Maryland. I’ve showered, and thrown a load of … Continue reading

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Doing Better When You Can…

Thirty-two years ago, I was not quite 22 years old, and was about to become the first member of my family to go to grad school, at the U of Kentucky. I drove a 1972 Chevy I called the Monte … Continue reading

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A Couple of Academic Quick Takes

Down in Real City, there’s a flap about the presidency of Flagship U. The Governor has apparently attempted to intervene in the process to select the new prez, and that’s a pretty serious party foul in this world. Although the … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Across the Tiber…

I just learned that Pope Francis has announced the canonization of John Henry Cardinal Newman on 13 October. Although Roman Catholicism is not my particular brand of Christianity, I have a great deal of respect for the faith and its … Continue reading

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