Monthly Archives: April 2012

Advice to graduates

Charles Wheelan offers some advice to graduates in this piece called “10 things your commencement speaker won’t tell you.” Some highlights: “1. Your time in fraternity basements was well spent. The same goes for the time you spent playing intramural sports, … Continue reading

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Fall 2012 Saint Socrates Society application process now open

Call for applications: Students are invited to apply for the fall 2012 Saint Socrates Society reading group.  This fall we will be discussing a collection of books on the topic “Education and its Ends.”  The meeting time for the fall … Continue reading

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An exercise in silence

Some of my students signed up a few weeks ago for an extra credit project.  The project required them to stay away from glowing screens (cell phones, television, facebook, twitter, etc) for two weeks. Of 150 students, 53 signed up … Continue reading

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Links roundup 4.9.12

A cool interactive site that lets you get some perspective on the size of the universe. G.K. Chesteron on booze. An excellent essay called “Labor, Leisure, and Liberal Education” by Mortimer Adler. An embarrassing moment for the smuggest man in … Continue reading

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On the “war against women”

Apparently contraception is such an unalloyed good for women that any suggestion  that it is immoral amounts to a “war on women.”  I cannot but help but think that the claim that those who disapprove of the birth control pill … Continue reading

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“Reason” Rally

On March 24 secularists held a “Reason Rally” in Washington DC.  The idea, according to the website, was to “unify, energize, and embolden secular people” to “come out of the closet” and advance secularism.  Organizers insisted that it would be … Continue reading

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