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Three Lessons in Academic and Professional Progress

An old Appalachian folktale goes like this:

Ronnie and his little brother Winston were playing in a stream. They splashed around. They turned over rocks, looking for tiny water creatures. 924 more words

The Ultimate Worst Housemate

They say you never truly know someone until you live with them, and I can definitely vouch for that. A girl I live with (who I will remain anonymous for my safety) has gone from friend to sworn enemy in an academic year. 286 more words

“The European peoples were enabled, some four hundred years ago, to extend conquest over the entire ‘native’ world. The ‘natives,’ who were just as good, man for man, as the Europeans, lacked the superior material equipment of the latter, and were either slaughtered or subjugated.

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Notable Dates for your Noggin: July 2015

Introducing our new monthly update – Notable Dates for your Noggin!  Each month we’ll bring you a compiled list of fun national holidays, birthdays of authors, and publication dates of favorite books.   71 more words

School Media Specialist

“If we had to put our finger upon the year which marked the beginning of modern race relations we should select 1493-94. This is the time when total disregard for the human rights and physical power of the non-Christian peoples of the world, the colored peoples, was officially assumed by the first two great colonising European nations.

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New article: 'Outer and expanding circle Englishes: The competing roles of norm orientation and proficiency levels'

A solid year and a bit after it was accepted, my article with Samantha Laporte from the Université catholique de Louvain is now out in the latest issue of… 179 more words