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What Obama and Chance the Gardener of BEING THERE Have in Common.


Obama’s success and popularity remind me of Hal Ashby’s movie BEING THERE. Chance the gardener(Chaunsy Gardiner)says the most banal and inane things, but people find great meaning, hope, and wisdom in his words. 836 more words

Affirmative Action for the Piano

One takeaway from my recent experience in a Montessori school was the evident glee with which the children attacked a pentatonic balafon brought in by one of the teachers, contrasting with their apparent lack of interest in the expensive chromatic set of bells sitting on a nearby shelf. 384 more words

Music Education

Class Notes: A Story of Bias in 2003 and Today

I told you I’ve been covering class bias in higher education for a long time. I was going through some old files when I found this unpublished piece on from 2003. 3,530 more words


Minorities in the medical profession; what universities do (or don't) to boost doctor diversity


In the same week that the University of B.C. saw another five Aboriginal students graduate from its medical school, the New York Times published a piece bemoaning the shortage of black doctors. 1,273 more words

Medicine Matters

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Chicago Law Prof on Obama: “Professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified & never attended any of the faculty meetings”

The highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law spoke out on Barack Obama saying, “Professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings”:

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Around this time last year, I was lost, in a seemingly endless job search. I am a recent college graduate who, like many, did not have a clue about where or what I was going to do with the rest of my life. 452 more words