Category Archives: Community of Scholars

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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Reportage

Saw her on the national news, in relation to the Vet’s Tour report in La Rotonde the student newspaper, and the resulting national concerns. Yasmine Mehdi. Have referenced her earlier. Found a March 7, 2016 article in La Rotonde, under … Continue reading

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Fan Letter

Once knew someone at the beginning of her acting career. She later achieved international success as a voice actress. Didn’t know her then, and don’t know her now. Somebody saw her in an early play, not one on a major … Continue reading

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Space Between

In relation to “Space”, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: Perhaps the space between colleagues is more a pyramid and less a hallway? It’s true that the hall is usually empty and the offices well-spaced out. And we all know … Continue reading

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