Monthly Archives: November 2010

Nick McBride to Lead Discussion on ‘Race to Nowhere’

Race to Nowhere, a provocative documentary that questions how our society defines success in American education, will screen for two nights only at Amherst Cinema on Sunday, Dec. 5 and Monday, Dec. 6, both at 7:30 p.m. A post-film panel … Continue reading

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Going to Sri Lanka

Yes, I’m going to Sri Lanka.  My flight is less than a month away so I figured it was time to start blogging about my preparations. In mid-September, I was contacted by the State Department with a request to go … Continue reading

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UMass Moves Undergraduate Commencement to Friday Night

In case you missed it, UMass has decided to move its Undergraduate Commencement ceremony to Friday night, May 13.  The ceremony, which has usually taken place on Saturday mornings, will take place this year at 5 p.m. at the Warren … Continue reading

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Transparency and Gene Weingarten’s Visit

During his recent visit to UMass, Pulitzer prize-winner Gene Weingarten told a few stories.  One of them involved an exchange with Bob Kaiser — one of my favorite editors from my time at The Washington Post. The story was an … Continue reading

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