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Mandel Induction

Today is Maud Mandel’s induction as Williams President. The speeches start around 4:00 PM. Any readers interested in a live-blog stream of consciousness commentary accompanying the live-stream?

UPDATE:

1) No one does? Sad!

2) Dean of the Faculty Denise Buell is always good for a new word of nonsense. In this case, “minoritize.” You’re welcome.

3) We need to have a betting pool about whether or not Mandel will use the same almonds-Mark-Hopkins joke as several previous presidents have done. I hope she does! It is a guaranteed laugh and a fun bit of history. I bet she does. Any takers?

4) There will certainly be discussion of Mark Hopkins and the Log. But will Mandel mention Robert Gaudino and “Uncomfortable Learning,” as Adam Falk did 8 years ago? I hope so! Obviously, she won’t directly mention the Derbyshire-banning, but a nod toward open discussion of uncomfortable ideas would be much appreciated.

And Maud Mandel takes the stage! No more updates from me . . . unless you follow EphBlog on Twitter!

Whoops! Spoke too soon . . .

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#1 Comment By frank uible On September 9, 2018 @ 12:47 am

It is suspected that Uncomfortable Learning may from time to time be subordinated to diversity, inclusion and other political needs.

#2 Comment By ambrosius aurelianus On September 9, 2018 @ 8:45 am

“Minoritized” has been a few years in coming, I gather because referring to “minorities” is too neutral, while discussing those who have been “minoritized” suggests an active process of exclusion or marginalization, for which others can be blamed.

#3 Comment By frank uible On September 9, 2018 @ 10:05 am

May I please opt out from being included (I’m already hopelessly diverse)?

#4 Comment By ZSD On September 9, 2018 @ 3:27 pm

Minoritized … being asked for ID at a bar?

#5 Comment By frank uible On September 9, 2018 @ 5:26 pm

Being indoctrinated by John L. Lewis?

#6 Comment By ZSD On September 9, 2018 @ 7:07 pm

OK … just one more from me. But who can predict Frank?

Franz Schubert had D-Minoritzed his Symphony #8 so thoroughly that concert-goers left the hall screaming the work was “Unfinished”!

#7 Comment By frank uible On September 9, 2018 @ 8:53 pm

Sending Luke Easter down to Indianapolis?

#8 Comment By ZSD On September 9, 2018 @ 9:50 pm

Minoritized indeed, Frank! From Cleveland to AAA.

https://medium.com/joeblogs/happy-luke-easter-83e89adc228b

Above is a great read about Luke Easter.

#9 Comment By frank uible On September 9, 2018 @ 10:42 pm

Back in the day I ate some of that Luke Easter Sausage.

#10 Comment By frank uible On September 9, 2018 @ 10:47 pm

Most likely now we will be served some Mandel Sausage which no one should see being made.