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farzana-versey's picture
Aug.13.2012
For me, a plagiarist is not only someone taking your words, but a worm eating into you. The extent of such I-way robbery differs. In every field, there are dangers. But when it is something that you have created, it really amounts to intellectual, as well as emotional, colonisation. Whenever...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.20.2011
Readability versus what? Instead of going round and round about “dumbing down”, has anyone posed that query in clear terms? Awards these days come dog-eared with controversies. Ironically, the ones upholding non-populist writing make it into page-turners with their cussed dismissal.  I have...
bob-mustin's picture
Apr.23.2011
Sometimes things work out in favor of your arguments. The May/Jun 2011 issue of Poets & Writersmagazine ran an article on the demographics of literary contests, and I couldn't be more pleased to discover that I wasn't barking up the wrong tree in my last post.  Many who read this post may...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.14.2011
I am tired of kissing. First it was kissing as an art, now it is a science. Can people not just be left alone to do with their mouths what they wish to do? How many of you have ever looked at the Kama Sutra for tips? I doubt it. Every glossy worth its smooth skin has covered this subject...
sam-barry's picture
Nov.01.2010
  I just spent a week in Atlanta at the American Academy of Religion (AAR). These are America’s preeminent religion experts—the people who teach at our great universities and college—and I was there to sell HarperOne’s books, talk to our authors, and scout for new ones. The AAR people are...
gregory-wilson's picture
Sep.29.2010
Teachers are used to working with less.  Primary school teachers are used to buying basic classroom supplies out of their own salaries; secondary school teachers are used to teaching with classrooms at double or more capacity; post secondary teachers at all levels are used to ever increasing...
farzana-versey's picture
Feb.12.2010
The image of the Saint of Scholarly Seeking toiling away among moth-eaten books in silent libraries smelling of old wood was a romantic notion. Botulism and Babel Jean-Baptiste Botul does not exist, but having been cited and sanctified by a real philosopher, Bernard-Henri Lévy, he has exposed the...
sam-barry's picture
Nov.05.2009
I am in Montreal for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion on behalf of my company, HarperOne (represent!). Montreal is a beautiful city, but the people in Canada are delusional, stubbornly holding onto the old myth that this is an independent nation. The people in Montreal go even...
gregory-wilson's picture
Sep.23.2009
I've been meaning to talk about this article for some time, one of the better ones to show up in the Chronicle in a while. Author Keith Wilhite, who teaches at Duke, suggests that the current job search process at the university level leaves a lot to be desired--in fact, that it's downright...
gregory-wilson's picture
Feb.27.2009
I'm very happy to announce that the University Personnel Committee at St. John's University met on Wednesday and voted unanimously to approve my application for tenure and promotion--which means that I will be a tenured associate professor as of September 1st. Obviously this is a major milestone in...