chairman Henderson named dean ad interim of arts and sciences
Jeffrey Henderson knew he had a terrific dissertation topic
as a graduate student at Harvard in the early 1970s -- a full and honest
look at the works of fifth-century B.C. Greek comic dramatists. Western
translations since the Renaissance had toned down or weeded out the bawdy
jokes that salt the plays of Aristophanes and others, and no scholar had
ever seriously examined the more colorful aspects of these works.
students and administrators say alcohol abuse not widespread on campus,
despite study findings
of student drinking, which catapulted into the public spotlight locally
after an MIT freshman died of alcohol poisoning in 1997, has resurfaced
in the wake of a recently released study examining the hazards of alcohol
abuse in college.
profs to Uganda: protect orphans or face national disaster
When a Ugandan man dies, one
of his brothers traditionally takes in the man's wife and children and
inherits his property. In the past, this arrangement offered assurance
that a family affected by tragedy would be cared for, and polygamy in
this situation was accepted.
Down East Bluebeard is change of pace for MED author
Over the past several years, Matthew Nugent has published
more than 50 papers in scientific journals reporting the findings of his
research team. His latest writing effort, however, is about the search
for Captain Bluebeard's treasure on Timber Island in Maine.
Country Wife sends Restoration hypocrisy aloft
today's gossip columnists lived during the Restoration, they never would
have lacked material.
William Wycherley, one of the leading English dramatists of the time,
certainly had enough to inspire him: he shared a mistress with King Charles
II and mingled with the king's many unsavory writer friends.
glimpse of the spring leapers
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