09 février 2014

Restoration

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpg?itok=rd4sr8khBy Matt Reed. In my sophomore year of college, I took a history course on Tudor and Stuart England with Prof. Dudley Bahlman, who was as close to a human incarnation of Mr. Magoo as I have ever seen.  (If cameraphones had existed then, I would have snapped a few shots of him on his moped.)  He was in his last semester before retirement when I took his class, and he wore his dinosaur status with pride.  There was no social or economic history for him.  For him, classes were lectures, history was royals, and stories were laugh-out-loud funny. Read more...

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