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Category Archives: Medievalia
Early in my career at Mondoville, our Dean of Admissions declared in a faculty meeting that there was no point in recruiting “Duke and Davidson”-type students because we didn’t have “Duke and Davidson”-level professors. (This was during the administration in … Continue reading
Sorry I’ve been AWOL for a few days — I’ve been doing some committee work, helping with recruiting efforts, and other campus-oriented stuff. Indeed, I just got home from the monthly faculty meeting about half an hour ago. So let’s … Continue reading
While I was in Florida, a Facebook friend of mine posted a link to an article about the life and death of Warren Zevon. Writer Steven Hyden is pretty evenhanded in the piece, noting both Zevon’s artistic gifts and his … Continue reading
I woke up a little after nine this morning, emerging from dreams of various members of my family, set in a Nashville of my youth and in a Northern Kentucky that was both of my adolescence and the present, with … Continue reading
One of the library science programs the Spawn is contemplating for grad school is the one at the U of Maryland — College Park, and as we did with the U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last year, we’ll … Continue reading
Woke up just a little while ago — clearly, I’m already adjusting to my post-Gradeapalooza schedule. Commencement is this afternoon, followed by the end-of-year faculty party, to which Mrs. M is contributing Southwestern/Black bean hummus. Between now and then… *** … Continue reading