Category Archives: Community of Scholars

Departed

As some small ghost in the light. Some house of blue shimmer. Pass by the office many times. Office for retired professors. Eleven names listed, all with access to the facility. Have never seen anyone there. Maybe times don’t cross. … Continue reading

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Chapel Science

In “The Chapel“, Lorne Anderson writes, in part, as follows: I was in England last month and spent a day in Cambridge, seeing some but not all of the famous university… The school isn’t centralized on one campus…but is spread … Continue reading

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On Balance

Came across article by Roger Highfield, “Fetuses feel pain at 20 weeks: study”, Daily Telegraph via Ottawa Citizen, August 29, 2001, p. A14: Unborn babies may be able to feel pain as early as 20 weeks into pregnancy, a finding … Continue reading

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Learned

Yielding, like ice about to melt. Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: I was a lousy chess player (went from C class to Candidate Master over 15-20 years) but very determined. I learned to defend and counterattack. I learned how … Continue reading

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When the research matters

Came across article by James Pasternak, a journalist before he became a Toronto city councillor, “Wal-Mart wave: he told you so”, Financial Post, August 28, 2001, p. C2, concerning the research of economics professor Kenneth Stone. In 1988, Stone researched … Continue reading

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Industrialized Universities: No Plato

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: Speaking of grade inflation, plus reliable and valid grades at universities, I doubt that one could even establish validity on an individual or group basis, due to the various subjectivities involved on both sides–professors … Continue reading

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Peter Stemp

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: In 1975 I took a Masters class in Sociological theory at Western. A prof and 10 students. The prof was Peter Archibald, the last Marxist standing. Forced to leave in 1977; denied tenure. Developed … Continue reading

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