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Monthly Archives: April 2007

What Is Women's Work Worth?

- A new study by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) comes just in time for graduation season and the new jobs our graduates are lining-up. On Pay Equity Day last Tuesday (April 24), the AAUW study revealed this outrageous…
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Trashing Mother Earth

- Yesterday, April 22, was Earth Day. Only one day? Just like Mother’s Day, shouldn’t we honor Mother Earth every day? In this time of growing acceptance of the plain fact of the environmental crisis already underway, we need more than…
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The Genius of Trinity's Founders

- Today is Founders Day at Trinity. After the endless waves of bad news about higher education in recent weeks, let’s step back to reflect and remember the grander visions and loftier purposes that made our lives at Trinity today possible.…
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How to Make Sense of the Senseless

- How to make sense of it? How to make sense of the fact… that 32 students and faculty of Virginia Tech woke up yesterday morning to begin another day of teaching and learning, but they lay dead in their classrooms…
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Jackie Robinson: Just In Time

- Sixty years ago today, a very brave young man decided to play ball. Jackie Robinson wasn’t just any rookie first baseman, taking the field with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. On that day, he was the first and…
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Speech and Consequences

- Washington Post Sportswriter Sally Jenkins contacted me today to say that she thinks I mischaracterized her column from yesterday’s Washington Post in the blog I posted yesterday. I didn’t intend to do so, and regret any offense to Ms. Jenkins…
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Rutgers Women: Grace and Dignity

- Everyone who watched the Rutgers Women respond to the shameful remarks of Don Imus knows that they achieved a triumph of dignity and grace in the face of insult, bigotry and blatantly racist/sexist trash talk. Their anger turned to fortitude,…
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No Excuses – Imus Must Go

- Let’s be clear: if any professional colleague employed at Trinity used language remotely similar to what Don Imus said on a national broadcast about the Rutgers Women’s Basketball Team, that person would be looking for other employment right now. So,…
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Imus Idiocy

- For sheer idiocy, today’s prize goes to the infamous radio “shock jock” Don Imus for his racist rant against the Rutgers women’s basketball team. Don’t know about this? I won’t repeat it here, but you can find the gist in…
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Homecoming and Hope in this Holy Week

- Perhaps the cynic in me could chalk-up Iran’s release of the British sailors to wiley stagecraft by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and effective behind-the-scenes diplomacy by Tony Blair’s government or other parties. But maybe because this is a reflective season…
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