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  • King's Holiday Honors Values, Recalls Lessons

    Although it's already three days gone, the older I get, the more I appreciate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Years ago, I abstained from the debate about creating yet another national holiday. I was torn between honoring a great man and the more...
  • 'Afflicted By Computer Interruptus? Call Now!'

    'Afflicted By Computer Interruptus? Call Now!'
    In the interest of discovering the effect of technology on creativity and concentration ("If You Pay For Auto Insurance You Better Read This"), I am doing today's column in an entirely new way ("Want To Publish Your Book?") by permitting my incoming...
  • Shabazz Scores One For The Players

    Shabazz Scores One For The Players
    Look elsewhere in this newspaper for expert analysis of University of Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier's remarkable skill on the court. I hail him for his candor and willingness to speak truth to power last week as he declaimed on the conditions...
  • Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees

    Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees
    Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause. Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...
  • Martian 'Jelly Doughnut' A Geologist's Delight

    I was delighted by the recent discovery of a mysterious rock on Mars that looks like a jelly doughnut and caused a brief scientific sensation. To see that much excitement brought to bear on any rock made the geo-educator in me feel pleased. Alas,...
  • Awaiting Fate Is The Hardest Part

    Waiting to learn results of a decision you believe will decide your destiny is the emotional equivalent of having an itch in your shoulder blade right below where you can reach. If it goes on long enough, it can make a sensible person abject and send...
  • Aug. 26: UConn Football, Expect Big Year From Howard

    Aug. 26: UConn Football, Expect Big Year From Howard
    Jasper Howard is a talker. He talks to his mom in Florida twice a day. He talks to the wide receivers in drills, oh, twice a minute. He'll jump up from a set of post-practice push-ups to talk about the tattoos across his midsection dedicated to his...
  • Humanities Are At The Heart Of Real Education

    "What's the purpose of studying the humanities: literature, languages, philosophy, history and the arts?" I needed to come up with a good answer to this question. You see, legions of administrators orchestrating the funding and therefore designing the...
  • Don't Insult Teachers — They Are 'Doing'

    "Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach." This is an odious and offensive insult to teachers everywhere. It should be banished, sent to the same place the "n" word has gone. Never will I write it again. It's an insult to the memory of the...
  • Honey, They Shrank The New Storrs Town Green

    Honey, They Shrank The New Storrs Town Green
    Storrs Center, the new town center adjacent to the University of Connecticut campus, is nearing completion and by and large, I like what I see. As a town resident, UConn employee and local pedestrian, I see a novel design, quality construction,...
  • Troops' Spiritual Side One Key To Psychological Health

    This week, a deeply troubled Navy reservist got himself killed during a murderous shootout in Washington, D.C. Last year, suicides caused more deaths in the U.S. military than active combat around the world. Something must be terribly wrong. To help...