Friday, March 12, 2010

Saturday Speedblogging: the soul of college

I'm starting a new feature, Speed blogging, designation borrowed from fellow former (UC) Davisite blogger Davis Zetland at Aguanomics (water + economics). List (annotated or not) posts are more derivative than innovative but will use my feed reader overload more efficiently. I keep tagging interesting and (imo) relevant posts to share but always have more tagged and bookmarked than I can use. Consider it the blog version of leftover night after cleaning the fridge. 

This list comes ready made courtesy of The Book Forum. Remember the old saw about what do your books/ bookshelves say about you? Surely the web 2.0 version/revision asks, :"what does your rss reader (or bookmarks collection) say about you?" Something for its very own article someday and perhaps a poll. 

From Expositions, Brian Satterfield (Villanova): What is the Good of the "Examined Life"? Some Thoughts on the Apology and Liberal Education. Why are some departments being eliminated while others are secure? Meg Worley wonders about the future. A review ofStanford in Turmoil: Campus Unrest, 1966-1972 by Richard Lyman. Free speech within reason: Constantine Sandis is disturbed by a claim that academics have theright to say what they want at all times, in all places. When the First-Amendment scholar runs the university: Lee Bollinger puts free-speech theory into practice, and practice into theory. At what cost? A successful academic faces lifelong debt. The structure and silence of the cognitariat: In the American university system, recipients of higher education are increasingly prepared for a working life in a knowledge economy where independence and social protections have been eroded. A review of Porn University: What College Students are Really Saying About Sex on Campus by Michael Leahy. A review of Varsity Green: Millionaire Coaches, Ruthless Sneaker Wars, and the Battle for the Soul of College Sports by Mark Yost. Daniel Pearce on Postcollege Ennui: College has proved so reliable a setting for fiction that it's even laid claim to its own literary genre — but what happens after the campus novel graduates? Neal Gabler on the college admissions scam. Does the English Department have a Jewish problem? The New Math on Campus: A shortage of men. Ramesh Ponnuru on the case against college education. A case for comics in college: My name is (insert name here) and I am a visual learner — and other reasons why comics is a relevant subject for the college curriculum.

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