Tuesday, April 28, 2009

a found quote

I happened upon one of those joys of teaching today...finding a quote in a student's art project that changed the sky to a slightly different shade of blue for me.

"We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill, going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course."

~Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Grad School Dilemma - New York Times Article

Wow. I have been waiting for someone to write this article for a long time. Here is Mark C. Taylor's "End the University as We Know It", in which he compares the grad school model to Detroit.