In the News

Some stories that we don’t have room to cover fully but that should be of interest to the College community:

• “A Historian and Her Sources.” Doris Kearns Goodwin became the latest historian to admit inadequate attribution of other people’s research in her own work. She blamed faulty methodology (longhand notes) and misunderstandings by her research staff. (Bo Crader, Weekly Standard, January 28.) The recipient of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in history for her biography of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, No Ordinary Time, Goodwin has resigned from the Pulitzer board. (Aileen Jacobson, www.newsday.com.) The University of Delaware also has rescinded an invitation for her to address its 2002 commencement.

• “Fighting Chance: The Case for Funding Curiosity.” Discusses priorities of public funding for scientific research, “the dichotomy between science driven by curiosity and science driven by application,” bolstered by historical support from Vannevar Bush’s landmark post-World War II study Science: The Endless Frontier. (Siddhartha Mukherjee, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, New Republic, January 21, and www.tnr.com.)

N.B.When a web site designation is given, the story is available online, either free or for a nominal charge.

 

March 12, 2002

Viva voce!
Metropolitan Opera mezzo Denyce Graves to sing recital at the College. With sidebar about Pennsylvania African-American composer Harry Thacker Burleigh, whose work she will perform.
A Tip of the Hat
Moravian is accepted for 2003 edition of Princeton Review's "The Best 331 Colleges."
In the News
A new feature to keep faculty/staff informed about articles and issues of interest to higher education.
Showing Off
Exhibit about Moravian College for Women.
Women of the World
NBC foreign affairs commentator Andrea Mitchell, African-American poet Sonia Sanchez to appear at Moravian.
This Just In
New faculty appointments.
Nominations ...
Notices of fellowships and awards.
...and Recognition
Staff service anniversaries.
Datebook
Events on and around campus.
Gaudeamus
Faculty/staff achievements.