Notes in the Margins: College radio, sorority grandma, and teaching in ignorance

Seeing Value in Ignorance, College Expects Its Physicists to Teach Poetry As much of academia fractures into ever more specific disciplines, St. John's College still expects — in fact, requires — its professors to teach almost every subject, leveraging ignorance as much as expertise. (The New York Times via NAICU)

Despite budget cuts, college radio remains vital WASU was one of 350 college radio stations that  came together last week for the inaugural College Radio Day. And although many colleges are dealing with cuts in funding, the day was not so much a rallying cry for college radio as a celebration college radio’s successes, said Fritz Kass, chief operating officer of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. (USA Today)

A frustrated generation searches for its future For dad, at age 94, it’s hard to see. But in some respects, these times are harder than the in the Depression. (The Kansas City Star via NAICU)

Professor Defends Treatment of Stutterer Calling herself “the victim of a character assassination,” the college professor who asked a student with a severe stutter not to pose questions in class said that her actions were misinterpreted, and that she did not mean to silence him. (The New York Times via University Business)

90-Year-Old Kansas Woman Finally Joins Sorority A 90-year-old Kansas woman whose sorority dreams were disrupted by World War II is finally getting to be a pledge. (The Huffington Post)

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