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  • Honorary Degrees Are A Dubious Bit Of Pomp

    Another college commencement season has come and gone. In retrospect, these are really odd affairs. The academic regalia is medieval. The solemn processions and homilies are liturgical. The speeches are futuristic, each being a verbal launching pad for...
  • June Rites — Two Gowns, The Future To Go

    June Rites — Two Gowns, The Future To Go
    Welcome to June, official month of cheerful announcements, elaborate ceremonies and the writing of hundreds of checks to distant relations, many of whom you would not recognize even if you were facing each other in an elevator. Welcome, in other words, to...
  • Protection Of State Lakes Gets Little Attention

    Connecticut has more than 3,000 officially named lakes, ponds and reservoirs. A few are the fountainheads from which cities draw potable water. Many are becoming real estate refuges for those retreating from hurricane-hit saltwater shores. Many more are...
  • Let's All Take The New SATs! (Or Not!)

    The new SAT exam has parents and students attempting to master the almost impossibly rigorous demands of, umm, the multiple choice question. Want to know how you would score? Read the following passages carefully. Decide on the best answer to each...
  • Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat

    Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat
    When I first visited Dock & Dine, a notable waterfront restaurant in Old Saybrook, I was struck by its extreme exposure to Long Island Sound, the fury of river flooding, coastal storms and shifting sands. It leans into the nor'easters coming off the Sound...
  • Private Property Rights Trumped By Nature

    Rumors of war are on the horizon. Political wars pitting deeply held convictions about private property against equally held convictions about the interconnectedness of all things. One side is fueled by the first law of private property: that it belongs...
  • The Next Frontier: The Brain

    "So the last shall be first, and the first last." This quote from the King James Bible is my response to Scientific American's Top 10 stories of 2013. Their tenth-ranked story about the BRAIN initiative is my top story for the year. I refer to Brain...
  • College Conservative Voices Nearly Extinct

    Eastern Connecticut State University adjunct professor Brent Terry got caught saying what he thinks Monday, when an anonymous student recorded the creative writing teacher's rantings. Terry is a paranoid left-winger who used his classroom to spew his fury...
  • No Delay: Implement Common Core Standards

    Last month, I read with jaw-dropping astonishment that one in four Americans believes the sun revolves around the Earth. The source for this pre-Copernican idea was a poll by the National Science Foundation. This mistake set the stage for me to learn last...
  • UConn's Dominance Shows It Deserves A Bigger Stage

    UConn's Dominance Shows It Deserves A Bigger Stage
    NASHVILLE — Numbers are thrown around faster than crumpled up brackets this time of year. Call it one-and-done or, as John Calipari, with the propriety of a snake oil salesman, calls it, "succeed and proceed." Whatever term you choose, Kentucky will...
  • When Politicians Fight, Facts Take Beating

    When Politicians Fight, Facts Take Beating
    "Why does public conflict over societal risks persist in the face of compelling and widely accessible scientific evidence?" asks a new study by the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale University, which should be required reading for all members of the "do-...