Category Archives: Community of Scholars

Bleeding Heart

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: I had a class with no A’s once. I had one with a C+ average, where all the other sections were B+ or higher, but I figured the other instructors were bleeding hearts. Offered … Continue reading

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Leveler

Have evaluated over 15,000 students, over thirty plus years. Still get a sense of lens or blindness, when marking. Still personally mark just about everything. See so many deferring or transferring to a teaching assistant. Coupled with multiple choice exams. … Continue reading

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Stutter Class Contribution

Wrote about the stutter of John Hammond. Thought about how I used to have a class participation mark, early in teaching career, mid-1980s. Would take attendance, and then ask students randomly to contribute to class discussion. Class participation mark being … Continue reading

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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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