Mr. Kinnell won a Pulitzer Prize and an American Book Award for works that pushed deep into the heart of human experience.
“Memories of the university as a citadel of democratic learning have been replaced by a university eager to define itself largely as an adjunct of corporate power. Civic freedom has been reduced to the notion of consumption, education has been reduced to a form of training, and agency has been narrowed to the consumer logic of choice legitimated by a narrow belief in defining one’s goals almost entirely around self-interests rather than shared responsibilities of democratic sociability.”
”The crisis of higher education is about more than a crisis of funding and an assault on dissent; it is also about a crisis of memory, agency and politics.”
“I was voted least likely in my class to finish a complete…um…”
Sentences have been around since the dawn of paragraphs, and indeed since before that, for sentences are essentially the building blobs of a paragraph.
Longer school years aren’t the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn’t work
“As a university, it is our sacred duty to protect our athletes from education,” a spokesman said.
“I come as a poet to call upon a poet,” Wilde said, when Whitman opened his door.