Flogging our blog
Why jump on the Web log bandwagon? To give you
fresher views of Chicago—and room to log your thoughts.
It turns out that starting a blog is a bit
like getting a dog. At the first mention of the idea, there’s
wild, almost childlike enthusiasm. Who wouldn’t want a fluffy
little puppy? It will be so much fun. But then your inner grown-up
kicks in. Who’s going to feed it, take it for walks? The whole
thing will be a lot of work.
FROM THE PRESIDENT
Being human is having an opinion—and
acting on it.
President Don Michael Randel offers his opinion
on the necessity of taking sides, both as institutions and as individuals.
In Graham Greene’s The Quiet American,
one of the characters remarks: “Sooner or later one has to
take sides. If one is to remain human.” Said in the latter
days of the French conflict in Vietnam and the beginning of the
United States’ deep involvement, the observation has continuing
relevance to us all, whether in war or peace. It has particular
relevance to universities and their presidents.
Cartoonist Jessica Abel, AB’91, goes to the
movies, Chicago style.
constant air of self-congratulation…
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