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Looking for the Grand Kankakee

Posted in 2015, Essays, Society & Culture

Where is the landscape that was here before the Europeans came? By Joe Chaney Feeling restless in South Bend, my wife and I took a self-guided tour of the remaining local traces of the Grand Kankakee Marsh, the...

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flowers don’t offend

Posted in 2015, Poetry

her voice her voice is incomprehensible to me incomprehensible to me is her distrust of my travels since home is where i should be i should be home having children not writing poetry not writing poetry but happily...

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Recovering Jewish women’s stories and contributions

Posted in 2015, Education, Society & Culture

Sharp-eyed, innovative, thoughtful undergraduate researchers dig deep. By Lisa...

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Seance with a star

Posted in 2015, Science

Séance with a star With a telescope, everywhere you look is the past.   By...

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Working the swamp

Posted in 2015, Education, Society & Culture

The world of higher education is a messy place I have frequently likened the...

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