A quiz to determine if you are pro-life

By answering just a few questions, you can determine if you are pro-life. So, grab your pencil and a note pad. The rules are rather simple: Answer yes or no to the following 10 questions. Then add up the total number of yes responses. Ready? Here we go. Do you believe life begins at conception, … Continue reading A quiz to determine if you are pro-life

We must stop destroying our institutions

America enters 2021 still in the grip of a pandemic. One of the reasons coronavirus continues to burrow ever deeper into our society is the attack on science has succeeded; sufficient numbers of Americans believe coronavirus falls somewhere on a continuum of flu to hoax. The undermining of science is just one example of the … Continue reading We must stop destroying our institutions

Purdue University president Daniels: We can reopen safely (I’m skeptical of the tone of the message)

Let’s take a closer look at Mitch Daniels’ editorial in today’s Washington Post. The Purdue University president questions his critics (you can count me among them) who looked askance at his open letter to the university campus, dated April 21. His message then is almost identical now: Purdue University has an obligation to its students … Continue reading Purdue University president Daniels: We can reopen safely (I’m skeptical of the tone of the message)

Brown president: Make students partners in getting our colleges reopened

Christina Paxson is the president of Brown University. In today's New York Times, she offers a sober, serious but cautiously optimistic evaluation of how U.S. colleges and universities can reopen in the fall. Her argument recognizes that college students can't fully thrive in an online-only learning environment. As amazing as videoconferencing technology has become, students … Continue reading Brown president: Make students partners in getting our colleges reopened

Easing faculty members’ minds as fears of lengthy closed campuses fester

The question is being asked all across the country: Will coronavirus again require all of us to teach off-campus in the fall? Or, in an even more unsettling option, will coronavirus close my college or university for the fall? The answer: No one knows. America’s 50 states’ governors and the president of the United States … Continue reading Easing faculty members’ minds as fears of lengthy closed campuses fester

A second open letter to all college faculty: Taking care of YOU

Before I dive into this letter, allow me to first say "thank you" for the tremendous response to my first open letter to all college faculty. I admit, I didn't anticipate the positive reaction I've received. I hope the information in that letter continues to be valuable to you as you move forward in this … Continue reading A second open letter to all college faculty: Taking care of YOU

THE ATLANTIC: Want to contain coronavirus? Cancel EVERYTHING

As the Atlantic notes, Before China canceled all public gatherings, asked most citizens to self-quarantine, and sealed off the most heavily affected region, the virus was spreading in exponential fashion. Once the government imposed social distancing, the number of new cases leveled off; now, at least according to official statistics, every day brings more news … Continue reading THE ATLANTIC: Want to contain coronavirus? Cancel EVERYTHING