“I’m Sorry, Next Semester We Do Not Have Any Classes For You!”

The Three Gifts of Tenure I will say it up front. Tenure is cool, and the opposite, “contingent” employment, really sucks. I was an adjunct for about two years in the 1990s, and I know from first hand experience that it sucked. Why? Well there were a couple of reasons. First, was that I was … Continue reading “I’m Sorry, Next Semester We Do Not Have Any Classes For You!”

A Tale Within a Tale: The Dual Nature of Ebenezer Scrooge

By Guest Writer: David Van Huff In passing, I met a hypothetical man some years back who laid claim to a tale within a tale, which has forever changed the way I think about a classic story from the past. For those of you who have heard the story the A Christmas Carol (Dickens, 1843) … Continue reading A Tale Within a Tale: The Dual Nature of Ebenezer Scrooge

Jackie Robinson, Curt Flood, and the Great American Past time

In college, the most fascinating class I had the pleasure of being part of was an undergraduate elective called Sport and Society (sorry Tony Waters). An Education professor by the name of Don Chu taught the class, and I took it because I thought it would be an easy A and I could harass all … Continue reading Jackie Robinson, Curt Flood, and the Great American Past time