Book review: “A University Education” by David Willetts

I now know more about the UK higher education system than I do about my own. Greak book, considering it was written by a politician-- although I don't think Betsy DeVos could pull off a similar tome on education in the U.S.

Book review: “Conscience and Community: Sterling M. McMurrin, Obert C. Tanner & Lowell L. Bennion”

Goodreads Summary Lowell Bennion, Sterling McMurrin, and Obert Tanner were colleagues whose lives often intertwined. All professors at the University of Utah, these three scholars addressed issues and events of their time; each influenced the thought and culture of Mormonism, helping to institute a period of intellectual life and social activism. In Conscience and Community... Continue Reading →

Book review: “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure”

Rating 5/5 Goodreads Summary The generation now coming of age has been taught three Great Untruths: their feelings are always right; they should avoid pain and discomfort; and they should look for faults in others and not themselves. These three Great Untruths are part of a larger philosophy that sees young people as fragile creatures... Continue Reading →

The idea of a university… is to teach!

The best professor I ever had was Dr Butterfield, or Tony as he asked us to call him. He taught our senior lab courses in the chemical engineering department at the University of Utah.  He put together the most beautiful and humorous presentations before lab that made you appreciate science and the scientific method for... Continue Reading →

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