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May 20, 2000

Vol.182 / No.18
Janice FarnhamMay 20, 2000

When was the last time you picked up a long and thorough study by a professional historian that you couldn rsquo t put down Ruth Harris rsquo s new book published to critical acclaim by the academic and literary communities may well do the trick for you It provides an elegantly written intellig

James E. HugMay 20, 2000

At a Jesuit university halfway around the world, a visiting Latin American theologian told the assembled Jesuits, "Students? Oh, students are the necessary sin of a university!" The comment was made tongue-in-cheek to stir the audience up. But his line of thought was deadly serious. Studen

Thomas HughsonMay 20, 2000

The co-editors of this sleek volume in CultureWork A Book Series from the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies at Harvard are Marjorie Garber William R Kenan Jr professor of English at Harvard and Rebecca L Walkowitz a Harvard Ph D candidate Professor Garber also directs the Center fo

Howard J. GrayMay 20, 2000

Even if there were no Ex Corde Ecclesiae or U.S. bishops’ Application, those involved in higher education in Catholic and Jesuit universities would be examining the mission and the direction of our institutions. Publications like Michael J. Buckley’s The Catholic University as Promise an

Charles L. CurrieMay 20, 2000

As I sat down to enjoy a breakfast cup of coffee recently on an out-of-town trip, I was caught off guard by a question that would challenge any early riser: How does it feel to preside over the demise of Jesuit higher education? Like it or not, I must admit that my questioner is not alone. There are

Our readersMay 20, 2000

Learning and FormationI write in regard to Richard R. Gaillardetz’s article, The New E-Magisterium (5/6). The plethora of sites posing as theological resources on the World Wide Web is indeed a challenge. The technology committee of the parish to which I am assigned sees two ways that the new

Gerald T. CobbMay 20, 2000

Samuel Clemens rsquo s birth in 1835 and his death in 1910 coincided with successive appearances of Halley rsquo s comet providing an apt image for the periodic reappearance of Mark Twain on the U S literary cultural horizon Two recent books on Clemens adopt different approaches in order to provi