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It’s a Secret

Tonight as I was encouraging my 8-year-old daughter to put on her PJs so we could read and study “math facts” (12 divided by 4 = 3), she whispered rather loudly and with great enthusiasm: “Celie and I have a se...
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Tenure Explained

“So, why do faculty get guaranteed lifetime employment? We staff don’t get tenure. Why should they?” A fairly new and very committed staff member asked this question. That question made me think that there a...
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In The Zone

I take 172 steps to get from my front door to my faculty office at St. Thomas. Don't underestimate how treacherous my commute can be. When my neighbors haven't shoveled, leave piles of leaves on the sidewalk, o...
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Teaching Each Other

The first week of class in the fall never fails to provoke a vivid memory of my initiation as a fledgling journalism professor at St. Thomas. I’d left my job as a reporter at WCCO-TV in 1989 to come here, knowi...
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The Big Move

The excitement always is contagious on our campus over Labor Day weekend, when most of our new and returning students move back to campus after a summer I’m sure most of them feel was too short. (more&hell...