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Posts on 05/21/19

A Second Brexit Referendum?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/21/19 2:19 pm) This news has just arrived: a possible second referendum on Brexit! I am very sorry; I never expected that the Britons could become the laughing stock of the world. JE comments:&nbs ...

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Term Contracts, Tenure-Track, and "Faculty Specialists"

(Roy Domenico, USA, 05/21/19 10:05 am) Regarding tenure--I've got a dog in this fight so I should say something: The University of Scranton (my employer) still relies primarily on tenured faculty, although the administration has ...

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The Rise of Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Appointments

(Henry Levin, USA, 05/21/19 6:44 am) I have checked with colleagues, and they tell me that with the increase in the use of adjuncts and part-timers, it seems likely that tenured faculty have decreased. However, this is different ...

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Ric Mauricio Explains the Trinity

(John Eipper, USA, 05/21/19 4:14 am) Ric Mauricio writes: The essay "Why Are Religious People (Generally) Less Intelligent?" is very interesting.  (John E appended it to Gary Moore's po ...

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Bruce Acker Reviews Ten Cent Howl

(Bruce Acker, USA, 05/21/19 3:49 am) Recognize the piano player here? Sasha Pack plays in a local band called Ten Cent Howl. In this photo, his band is opening for a group called Grant Farm at Sportsman's Tavern. I was impresse ...

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Posts on 05/20/19

Last Living Confederate and Union Soldiers

(Timothy Ashby, Spain, 05/20/19 11:50 am) There were about a dozen elderly fellows during the 1950s who claimed to be Confederate veterans. All of these were debunked using military, pension, and especially census records. When I was small ...

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Jake Larson, Historical Memory, and WAIS

(Edward Jajko, USA, 05/20/19 5:31 am) On the matter of Jake Larson, I'm sorry I submitted to the knives of WAIS a story that by chance matched the recent discussion on the Slapton Sands incident. That was why I posted it. A sugg ...

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Decline of the Sports of Kings and Commoners

(David Duggan, USA, 05/20/19 4:52 am) Though there were two sporting events over the weekend which in years past might have registered on the cosmic Richter scale, both the Preakness Stakes and the P[rofessional] G[olfers'] A[ssociati ...

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Posts on 05/19/19

"Who Owns South Africa?" Ariel Levy in "The New Yorker"

(Edward Jajko, USA, 05/19/19 1:31 pm) Timothy Ashby may wish to comment on this recent New Yorker article on South Africa: Who Owns South Africa? Read more

Jake Larson at Normandy: Valor by Proxy? (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 05/19/19 3:58 am) Gary Moore writes:  Thanks to Daniel Kowalsky (May 18) for raising the questions about the Jake Larson story. If Larson, 96, is now being feted for being at D-Day ...

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