La Profesora Abstraída

Weblog of Michelle Dion, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, at McMaster University. My blog has moved to Visit my other website.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin!

My goodness, the state of Georgia is strange. The latest fruckus is over academic freedom. According to a story in the AJC, the Georgia state legislature considered a resolution to warn university faculties not to discriminate against students based on their political persuasions. What next?

posted by Michelle @ 10:59 AM, 0 comments

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

My favorite Idol, Fantasia Barrino.

posted by Michelle @ 6:55 PM, 0 comments

Alright. So this is the first post of the blog. I'd like to think it will be profound and interesting, but it probably won't. I'm behind in my grading, as usual, and just found out that I've received a Fulbright Award to go to Mexico next year. I just want to glow a bit. According to the letter from the Fulbright organization, I am now in the company of a group that includes 34 Nobel laureates. I guess I better get with it, then.

My students are having a heated debate on WebCT about Richard Clarke's interview on 60 Minutes . They seem to be asking the right questions: Is it a coincidence that Clarke's book is being published just as the Presidential campaign season heats up? Why has the media not made a bigger deal out of his allegations? Why does the media seem to be timid when it comes to the White House?

A partial answer to the last question can be found in an interview Alexandra Pelosi gave on NPR when her documentary first aired on HBO.

At least it should be interesting to watch the debate unfold, especially as testimony begins for the 9-11 commission.

posted by Michelle @ 10:52 AM, 0 comments

Mexico City slideshow

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