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Category Archives: Social situations with students
Are You Ready For Some Football?
Posted on September 1, 2020 by kthompson
Many of us, myself included, have it pretty easy. And so it’s been interesting to see what people’s “Corona/quarantine” breaking-points have been. For some, who I believe are VERY pampered, it came early: “I don’t know when I’m going to … Continue reading →
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Offensive Words/Phrases: Who Should Know Better?
Posted on February 17, 2020 by kthompson
Required reading for any academic is Philip Roth’s “The Human Stain.” In the first few pages an older, tenured professor is “forced to retire.” Why? There were two students who never were present when he called roll. Even after roll … Continue reading →
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Posted on May 11, 2011 by Adriana Salerno
The weekend before last, I attended two concerts: Cold War Kids at Bates, and Janelle Monae at Bowdoin. I am a huge music fan and absolutely love going to live shows. I have hosted a weekly radio show for many … Continue reading →
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