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An Irksome Question

There are three weeks left in this semester, and after class today a student asked me one of my least favorite questions. “Will the final cover the whole semester,” she wondered, “or just since the midterm?” This question might make sense in a literature class or history class. Maybe you didn’t read Moby Dick and […]

That Soft Bastard Latin

A friend recently asked me, as┬ápeople often do, why my students have signed up for Latin. (Her tone indicated this was a nutty choice in 2011.) I offered all the usual reasons. Some are interested in law or medicine and believe that Latin will help them with the vocabulary of their professions. Music majors want […]