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2008-08-26 03:00:49

By Rich, Grant J Something for Everyone The Academic's Handbook, 3rd ed. A. Leigh Deneef and Craufurd D. Goodwin, eds. Durham, N. C: Duke University Press, 2008 REVIEWED BY GRANT J. RIDH How-to manuals of the sort one frequently encounters in creative writing courses or for dissertation writers are often disappointing. One sometimes leaves such volumes with the sense that time would have been better spent reading great fiction rather than second- rate primers about how to write great...

2008-08-26 03:00:48

By Plater, William M WE NEED A NEW VISION IF WE WANT TO CREATE A POSITIVE FUTURE FOR THE FACULTY. Not long ago, most academic insiders felt confident in saying, "the faculty are the university." The faculty may still be the university, but who are the faculty? From public community colleges to private research universities, America has created the most powerful machine for the development of human capital in the history of the world. Yet an unattended change in our academic workforce puts...

2008-01-25 06:00:28

By Kavita Kumar, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jan. 25--Thus far, Archbishop Raymond Burke and St. Louis University basketball coach Rick Majerus have had their say in the public flap between the two that has placed the university in the crossfire. But the Rev. Lawrence Biondi, SLU's president, has remained relatively silent on the issue. He has not responded to numerous requests from the Post-Dispatch for interviews sent via e-mails, to phone calls and to visits to his office. Some faculty...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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