Tag: Yale

Sep 06

Wesleyan (4) – Real-World Learning

[Translate] (Continued from College (3) – Paris) During our spring semester in Paris in 1961, the Algerian war of independence  had been in its final stages.  We American students mostly kept our noses in our books.  Still, it was impossible not to become aware of the great agitation in the city and the country.  On many …

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Sep 06

Wesleyan (2) – Teachers

[Translate] (Continued from College (1) – The Rush) With the pressing social and cultural issues resolved, I was finally freed to concentrate on academics.  The freshman curriculum was heavy on the humanities:  Great Books and Western Civilization and Psychology, French, and Phys Ed.  It might have been a dreary slog through musty tomes, but we …

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Sep 01

Kansas

[Translate] (Continued from Fresh Off the Boat) Cleveland was not a happy place for my mother, and she was looking desperately for something — anything  — else.  Change came in a most unexpected way.  On June 30, 1956, a United Airlines jet and a Trans World Airlines jet collided over the Grand Canyon, killing all …

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