Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Did the College of Charleston pick a Confederate sympathizer as its new president?

An American in Japan in 1854 describes Sumo wrestlers.

Liz Covart on the malleable Ph.D

Another defense of the liberal arts

This "essay" got an A- at the University of North Carolina

It's all about perspective 

The history of the selfie

The religious roots of Left

How to negotiate an academic job offer

The best sentences

Humility and UVA basketball

Why Place Matters

Academic history

Brenda Wineapple reviews David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation.   And this.

Eric Miller reviews Mark Thomas Edwards, The Right of the Protestant Left: God's Totalitarians.

The first Americans came from Asia

Brooks Robinson