Treating everyone the same does not mean equality and is not fair in itself. People are different and when you treat people exactly the same, you deny their uniqueness. People are not and never have been exactly the same, you cannot lose by being fair, however, you will lose by treating everyone the same. This […]
While I do intend to write about post-baccalaureate degrees I am using this weeks post to address the ACM Computer Science Curriculum 2013 and the impact it has had on the University of Mary Washington’s Computer Science degree. Starting in the fall semester of 2015 our department has reverted back to one track in traditional […]
It’s the bain of every journalist. Journalese: words and phrases often used in media reports but rarely used by real people having real conversations. Here are some favorites, including a take by the New York Times.
Recently I have read several articles about how our country is going to the crapper because everyone is pushing STEM education and not the humanities. I am here to say that I don’t think the problem is STEM education. I honestly believe that STEM is what is needed for the future, however, you must combine […]
In his article, “Grindhouse and Beyond,” Jack Stevenson provides us with a fascinating (and quite colorful) cultural history of several urban theaters that played exploitation films from the 1960s-1990s. His particular emphasis is on adult theatres. I find his writing on the Mini Adult in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood especially interesting. Here he connects two issues […]
Nabil Al-Tikriti, associate professor of history and American studies, delivered a paper, “An Ottoman View of World History: Kâtip Çelebi’s Takvîmü’t-Tevârîh,” to the 1st International Kâtip Çelebi Research Symposium on Friday, March 28. This symposium was organized by Izmir Kâtip Çelebi University (established 2010) in Izmir, Turkey. This was an invited presentation.
In this paper, Al-Tikriti provided […] Continue reading →
A “journalistic failure.” That’s how a review by the Columbia Journalism School summed up Rolling Stone‘s rape story, now retracted, about an alleged fraternity gang rape at the University of Virginia. The review reported that the magazine failed to follow … Continue reading →
Ernest Mathijs and Jamie Sexton’s Cult Cinema and Elijah Drenner’s America Grindhouse were both released in 2011. Both the chapter and the documentary make it clear that the story of the exploitation cinema is likewise the story of twentieth-century capitalism. The themes that get exploited, from the pre-Production Code era until today strike at the public’s gut–variations […]
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