Archive - April, 2012

Introduction of Kal Penn (Indian Cultural Dinner at Illinois State University, April 22, 2014)

April 25 0 Comments Category: Blog

Obviously most college students would know Kal Penn from his role as Kumar on the Harold & Kumar movies or from the TV show House. Personally, I remember him from the wonderful adaptation of Jhumpa Laihiri’s incandescent novel The Namesake, a story about Indian immigrants and the constant struggle to assimilate. But, as I’m sure […]

Teaching Online??

April 24 1 Comment Category: Blog

At the risk of offending my employers and colleagues I cannot wrap my mind around online teaching. I realize that it’s a modern version of the old “degree by correspondence,” but I even found that to be problematic. So am I just a fuddy-duddy traditionalist” mired in the past, unable to come to terms with […]