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Contemporary Literature Possibilities

Greetings all. The list below constitutes possibilities for the contemporary literature course I will teach in the fall semester. I still need to trim about four titles; it’s possible, even now, to consider a replacement text. I want your input. … Continue reading

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One More Quick Thought about Yesterday

Would all Americans have been better served if our media outlets focused more on reporting the news than on editorializing it?

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In Case You’re Interested

Dr. Jeffrey Courtright, MUW’s Humanities Teacher Award (2016-17) winner, will give an address titled “Why Philosophy” tomorrow at 6:00 in Painter 113. You’ll need to sign out to attend; if you’re interested in attending, email me.

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Notes from a Guest Poster

Students: your responses to the previous blog entry garnered the attention of Mr. Daniel Wise, who is a candidate for the Mississippi House of Representatives, District 106, and the father of our very own Savannah Wise, Class of 2017. Here’s … Continue reading

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Gentle notice to bloggers

As we are approaching the end of the first quarter, I will shut the blog down on Tuesday of next week so I can assess levels of participation.

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Year in Review

So. . .we’ve gotten to the end of the semester–and the end of the 2016 legislative session in Mississippi, though there’s a chance the governor will call a special session if finances continue to dwindle. Here’s Geoff Pender’s summary of … Continue reading

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I Vote No

This may amount to idle gossip. However, I’ve heard that the SGA is considering a resolution that would require faculty to post grades on assignments within a week of their submission date. If that’s the case, I hope they’ll reconsider: … Continue reading

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Welcome, Parents

MSMS Parents: Welcome back to Columbus! By now, your students are comfortably ensconced in their MSMS routines–or perhaps not so comfortably. My junior classes have just submitted essays; my senior classes will soon; readings for my courses pile up just … Continue reading

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Democratic Debacle

Vickie Slater must feel like a politician without a party. After running hard to win the Democratic primary for governor—making stump speeches in every pocket of Mississippi, and raising and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on the campaign—she lost … Continue reading

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Sports and high school

As you’re well aware, MSMS offers a limited number of interscholastic sports. From time to time, school leaders ponder the efficacy of offering intramural sports instead. Articles like this one from The Atlantic would seem to support that idea. However, … Continue reading

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