The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association, Vol. 41

Winter, 1967 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Hampden-Sydney College

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780266888178

Category: Reference

Page: 52

View: 814

Excerpt from The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association, Vol. 41: Winter, 1967 The Oldest four-story dormitory still being used in the United States is said to be Cushing Hall at Hamp den-sydney. The building has been an integral part of the college since the 1820's, when it was constructed during the rather important administration of Dr. Jonathan P. Cushing. For many years the tall Georgian brick structure housed almost every activity at the college, and its location atop one of the gentle hills in central Virginia caused students and faculty alike to refer to the campus as The Hill. Today The Hill has actually expanded to hundreds of acres, but Cushing Hall is still perhaps the most prominent landmark in the area. It was in this building one hundred years ago on March 2, 1867, in the room of Lennox B. Tumbull, a junior from Baltimore, Maryland, that the Chi Phi fraternity at Hampden - Sydney had its beginning. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Why Nations Fail

The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Publisher: Crown Books

ISBN: 0307719227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 529

View: 1312

An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.

Black students in higher education

Author: C. Scully Stikes

Publisher: Ungar Pub Co


Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 3513

Stikes describes the academic, personal, social, financial, and racial identity problems of 16 black students on predomi要antly white college campuses. He discusses the students' attempts to cope, noting developmental changes that occurred as they grappled with their en赳ironment; he outlines counseling strat苟gies, teaching processes, and focuses on the policies and practices needed to as貞ist black students. The 16 case studies represent the spec負rum of black students in higher educa負ion. Data from these cases form the basis for the construction of a model describing black student development. The model illustrates the continuous, predictable, and dynamic processes involved. From this model the impact of race and culture is illustrated, showing the qualitative and quantitative difference between black student development and student development in general. Further, the model shows the impact of role models and social factors on students.


Reading Pedagogy in College Writing Classrooms

Author: Marguerite Helmers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113563470X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

View: 4421

What do we mean when we talk about reading? What does it mean to "teach reading?" What place does reading have in the college writing classroom? Intertexts: Reading Pedagogy in College Writing Classrooms theoretically and practically situates the teaching of reading as a common pedagogical practice in the college writing classroom. As a whole, the book argues for rethinking the separation of reading and writing within the first-year writing classroom--for an expanded notion of reading that is based on finding and creating meaning from a variety of symbolic forms, not just print-based texts but also other forms, such as Web sites and visual images. The chapter authors represent a range of cultural, personal, and rhetorical perspectives, including cultural studies, classical rhetoric, visual rhetoric, electronic literacy, reader response theory, creative writing, and critical theories of literature and literary criticism. This volume, an important contribution to composition studies, is essential reading for researchers, instructors, writing program administrators, and students involved in college writing instruction and literature.

Women's Colleges in the United States

History, Issues And, Challenges

Author: Irene Harwarth,Elizabeth DeBra,Mindi Maline

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788143247

Category: Education

Page: 122

View: 6890

Women's colleges have had a long and prestigious role in the education of American women. This volume offers insights into the continuing significant role of women's colleges in higher education. It provides a brief history of women's colleges in the U.S. in the context of social and legislative issues that have affected the country, examines how women's colleges have managed to survive in an era of coeducational institutions and equal opportunities in education, and identifies the unique features of women's colleges that make them attractive to young women. Charts and tables. Extensive bibliography.

The Casting of Bells

Author: Jaroslav Seifert

Publisher: Iowa City : The Spirit That Moves Us Press

ISBN: 9780930370268

Category: Poetry

Page: 61

View: 7652

Public Policy in the 'Asian Century'

Concepts, Cases and Futures

Author: Sara Bice,Avery Poole,Helen Sullivan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113760252X

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

View: 1209

This volume explores the defining features, critical approaches, challenges and opportunities for public policy in the ‘Asian Century’. This is the first book to systematically analyse the key institutions and practices that comprise public policy, administration and governance to investigate how they are changing in the context of increasing Asian influence. Its authors argue that the Asian Century holds the potential to generate a paradigm shift equivalent to the impacts of neo-liberalism and the New Public Management of the late 20th century. Divided into three parts, this volume interrogates the theories underpinning contemporary public policy; explores case studies from different policy arenas across the Asian region; and imagines what a future of globalised public policy might look like. It examines the implementation measures necessary to support policy and administration in an era of transnational governance networks, tightly linked economic markets and progressively fluid cultural exchanges. This book provides the concepts and tools necessary to navigate these shifting sands successfully. It is essential reading for scholars of public policy, public management, international relations, and politics and social sciences, as well as for administrators and public servants.

La Belle Dame Sans Mercy

Author: Alain Chartier

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722856212


Page: 32

View: 9395

The poem is written in a series of octaves (huitains in the French) each line of which contains eight syllables (octosyllabes), which is also the style of the poet François Villon in the "Ballade des dames du temps jadis" written later in the 15th century. In the debate between the Lover and the Lady, the alternating octaves delineate their arguments. The rhyme scheme is ABABBCBC of crossed rhymes (rimes croisées).

Planting rice and harvesting slaves

transformations along the Guinea-Bissau coast, 1400-1900

Author: Walter Hawthorne

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325070490

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 7305

Hawthorne reevaluates long-held notions about the Atlantic slave trade's impact on a number of "stateless" - or decentralized - societies in Africa's Guinea-Bissau region. He shows that decentralized societies were by no means passive victims of the slave trade, as commonly depicted in the literature, but vigorously defended themselves from the incursions of the raiders.

A Dissident Liberal

The Political Writings of Peter Baume

Author: Peter Baume

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1925022552

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

View: 7987

In the ‘broad church’ of the Australian Liberal Party, rarely has there been a maverick so unrelenting in his commitment to personal principles as Senator Peter Baume. Over a parliamentary career spanning 17 years, three ministerial portfolios and five party leaders, Baume was increasingly pitted against his own party room. In A Dissident Liberal: The Political Writings of Peter Baume, we learn of personal threats, crises, constitutional confrontation and the tension between conservatism and classical liberalism—and between ideology and toeing the party line. This collection of personal observations, speeches and commentaries on contentious policy issues presents a valuable resource for students of Australian political history.

Early Modern Virginia

Reconsidering the Old Dominion

Author: Douglas Bradburn,John C. Coombs

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813931703

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 4360

This collection of essays on seventeenth-century Virginia, the first such collection on the Chesapeake in nearly twenty-five years, highlights emerging directions in scholarship and helps set a new agenda for research in the next decade and beyond. The contributors represent some of the best of a younger generation of scholars who are building on, but also criticizing and moving beyond, the work of the so-called Chesapeake School of social history that dominated the historiography of the region in the 1970s and 1980s. Employing a variety of methodologies, analytical strategies, and types of evidence, these essays explore a wide range of topics and offer a fresh look at the early religious, political, economic, social, and intellectual life of the colony. Contributors Douglas Bradburn, Binghamton University, State University of New York * John C. Coombs, Hampden-Sydney College * Victor Enthoven, Netherlands Defense Academy * Alexander B. Haskell, University of California Riverside * Wim Klooster, Clark University * Philip Levy, University of South Florida * Philip D. Morgan, Johns Hopkins University * William A. Pettigrew, University of Kent * Edward DuBois Ragan, Valentine Richmond History Center * Terri L. Snyder, California State University, Fullerton * Camilla Townsend, Rutgers University * Lorena S. Walsh, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The Power of Character

Author: Michael S. Josephson,Wes Hanson

Publisher: Unlimited Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781588321060

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 387

View: 4923

Essays about character from 41 of the country's most distinguished, interesting and accomplished citizens, including CBS's Dan Rather; Harvard's Alan M. Dershowitz; radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger; best selling author Daniel Goleman; spiritual leader Marianne Williamson, and many more.

The Will to Lead

America's Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom

Author: Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062475339

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6874

From the former prime minister of Denmark comes an impassioned plea to persuade Americans to elect a president who will restore America to its proper role of global leader, instead of "leading from behind." Anders Fogh Rasmussen is unabashedly pro-American, a fierce defender of freedom, and a public figure unafraid to speak his mind. The Will to Lead is his defense of American leadership in the global struggle for freedom and democracy. A critic of President Barack Obama’s policy of "leading from behind" in foreign affairs, Rasmussen argues that this strategy has emboldened Russia and China—and made the world more dangerous and unstable in the past eight years. Rasmussen reviews current geopolitical events—the Arab Spring, the Iranian nuclear deal, the Russian annexation of Crimea and invasion of Ukraine—and critically analyzes the strategy and decision-making of Obama and his secretaries of state John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. Contrasting them with previous American leaders, Rasmussen argues that, like it or not, America is the world’s indispensable world leader—and must act as the world’s policeman. Rasmussen looks to past presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Reagan to identify the indispensable components of presidential leadership on the global stage, and shares his personal assessments of leaders he has come to know personally, including George W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Tony Blair, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton. Most important, he offers a bold plan for a strengthened American and European alliance, joined by like-minded liberal democracies such as Japan and Australia, to create a military, political, and economic bulwark against the forces of tyranny. Hard-hitting yet fair, drawn from history and his own experience, The Will to Lead is a thoughtful contribution to American politics, full of wisdom, for politically involved Americans on either side of the aisle.

Communist Councilman from Harlem

Autobiographical Notes Written in a Federal Penitentiary

Author: Benjamin J. Davis

Publisher: International Publishers Co

ISBN: 9780717806805

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

View: 5340

Original Foreword by Henry Winston. Introduction by Simon W. Gerson for this new edition of Ben Davis's 1960s book. Written while Ben Davis served prison time for a Smith Act conviction later ruled unconstitutional. Index. Notes.

Conversations with William F. Buckley Jr

Author: William Frank Buckley,William F. Meehan

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604732252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

View: 9694

"The fifteen interviews in this collection are reprinted as they appeared originally ..."-Introduction.

Colleges That Change Lives

40 Schools You Should Know About Even If You're Not a Straight-A Student

Author: Loren Pope

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780140296167

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 4551

Offers profiles of forty colleges which focus on individual needs and high academic standards; provides insider tips for choosing a school based on personality; and discusses homeschooling and learning disabilities.

The Tangled Wing

Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit

Author: Melvin Konner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805072792

Category: Psychology

Page: 540

View: 1580

An updated edition incorporates the latest findings in genetics, molecular biology, and neuroscience to discuss the factors that contribute to human identity and activity, in a volume that considers such topics as aggression, attachment, gender differences, and mental illness. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

The SAGE Handbook of Public Relations

Author: Robert Lawrence Heath

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412977819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 773

View: 1809

Reflecting advances in theory, research, and application in the discipline since the publication of the Handbook of Public Relations in 2001, this new volume is global in scope and unmatched in its coverage of both academic research and professional best practice. It presents major theories in the words of the leading advocates for each theory; positions public relations as a positive force to help make society more fully functional; and challenges academics and practitioners to identify best practices that can inform the work of those in the profession.