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We might be broke, but art will save the world

I had two experiences recently that tested my finely honed perspective on life, namely that if just one of my kids were an engineer, I could relax a little. First, I sat on the committee that
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Sherman Alexie shakes up university crowd

The author Sherman Alexie, who writes of his life as a Spokane Indian, spoke at Western Connecticut State University recently, bringing his edgy, self-observant, funny and profane stories about being
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Elizabeth Alexander speaks poetically about issues of race

Elizabeth Alexander, who was the poet at Barack Obama’s inauguration, came to WCSU and talked about writing, about inauguration day and, most important to me, about how African American history is
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Poster problem perplexes PR

One might think that my job as a WCSU public relations guy would be simple: Spend the day talking to intelligent and witty media people, apply my considerable writing skills to press releases, and
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The selling of the university

Successful public relations executives know that a well-placed story about the organization one represents is the result of hard work, knowledge of the market and sensitive handling of the subject and
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Political thought flourishes, even at a university

I love it when people state that institutions of higher education are nothing but clubby havens of weepy-eyed liberals who are doing everything to overthrow America’s democracy and turn the U.S. into
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D-3 basketball: Excellence without the attitude

The thing about small-school, Division III athletics is that good teams sneak up on you. We love our athletes here at WCSU because they are generally among the best students, none of them have star
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WCSU names Teaching Excellence Award winner

For the past four years, university provost Dr. Linda Rinker has recognized a professor who is a great teacher. Professors often win honors for their research and earn tenure partly through their work
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