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Philippe Labro: The Rule of Engagement

The Rule of Engagement, along with the coat and tie dress code, was one of the university’s two unbreakable traditions. It involved saying “Hi!” to everyone you encountered, or – if that person were first to greet you – responding in kind. I was taken aback at first, not so much by the idea of saying hello to a stranger crossing campus, but by the mindset that required me to say it, and say it, and say it again, all day long, no matter my mood and no matter who it was coming up alongside me.

November 23, 2022 · 2 Comments

My Love/Hate Relationship with College Teaching

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Richard Sahn.  Introduction by William Astore. Being a college professor is supposed to be a grand profession.  Assuming we’re not underpaid adjuncts with neither…

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Richard Eskow, Mary Green Swig, Steven Swig: A Student Jubilee! Liberate 41 Million Americans From Crushing Loan Debt

We propose a Student Debt Jubilee which will forgive all $1.3 trillion in American student loans.  . President Obama’s proposal for tuition-free community college education, and the broader discussion which … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

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