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Author Archives: Charles Hirsch

Keeping up my end of the conversation as policy wonk

I love reading policy reports and position papers. Think what you like, I just do. I’d like to pass along two recent reports from the Pew Charitable Trust, one of my favorite think tanks. The first report “paint(s) a rich … Continue reading

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Keeping up my end of the task: This is Gen Ed

I’ve been keeping this from you all semester. These dudes at some college in Massachusetts came up with:  A PROGRAM IN GENERAL EDUCATION: http://www.generaleducation.fas.harvard.edu Park your car in Harvard Yard [Pronounce each \å\ as in father if you do not rhyme … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs and Baby D

When I was in high school, my adopted aunt, Dorothy Holtz, (Baby D we called her behind her back) introduced me to reading Jane Jacobs. Dorothy was one of the foremost city planners at the time–she created the first urban … Continue reading

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keeping up my end of the conversation. . .

At the end of this beautiful Saturday afternoon, I decided to take a stroll through CUNY Commons. I thought linking to Jim Groom’s site might be a lively way to spend cocktail hour. Join me — “Going Looney (sic) at … Continue reading

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