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  • National Post Who doesn't have an honorary doctorate? Wednesday June 9th, 2010
    It's convocation season. Although not de rigeur, university convocation keynote speakers usually receive an honorary doctorate as well. Which means they are ... well, what nowadays does it mean? Between Oxford University's first honorary doctorate awarded to the Bishop of Salisbury in the 15th century, and Southampton College at Long Island's 20th century Honorary Docto...
  • National Post Male Studies: A proposed curriculum Wednesday April 14th, 2010
    The 93rd anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge, considered one of Canada's defining moments as a young nation, was commemorated at the National War Memorial last Friday. The Queen issued a statement honouring the memory of a "truly remarkable generation." The Prime Minister hailed Canada's "fierce warriors ... rock-ribb'ed patriots." The G-G spoke ...
  • National Post It's not easy being white Thursday April 8th, 2010
    Remember the old Kermit the Frog complaint, "It's not that easy bein' green"? It's from a ditty about diversity, in which Kermit proceeds from self-doubt over the limitations of being green to the conclusion there's value in all colours and nothing gained brooding over identity: "I am green and it'll do fine...I think it's what I want to be." ...
  • National Post Man-hating nonsense Wednesday January 27th, 2010
    A feminist icon, "thealogist" Mary Daly died Jan. 3 at the age of 81. Almost unknown outside the academy, Daly was a militant influence on feminist approaches to religion. If her name is faintly familiar, you're likely recalling a brief late-'90s media surge around a lawsuit against Jesuit-run Boston College, Daly's longtime academic home, initiated by a male ...
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