Monthly Archives: November 2007

Voting Rights, Voting Responsibilities

I had an interesting conversation with a student today.  Our wandering discussion turned to politics.  She had her 18th birthday last August.  I asked if she voted.  “No,” she said.  “But it’s , a right of passage, a hallmark of …

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Professional and Liberal Arts Education

The Philadelphia University mission results in the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge for the specific application to a career.  We often refer to this process as preparation to become a professional.  The American Heritage Dictionary is informative. “professional.” The American …

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Excellence: Quixotic or required

I am confused by a field of study and practice or an organization that uses the word “excellence” as a statement of the normative condition.  Can you achieve excellence if the standard of excellence is not stated and if the performance is not …