Tag Archives: academe

Religion in Class? Teach It, Don’t Preach It

Is academe biased against religion? Maybe to a degree, but religious background is essential for understanding most of the literature we teach.

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Welcome Class of 2020 (and Others)

A letter to incoming college students, with a tip of the hat to Montaigne, Williams Wordsworth, and Lucille Clifton.

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Overlooked Novel Teaches Us How to Live

John Williams’ “Stoner” is a breathtaking campus novel that captures a professor’s love of literature.

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