Monthly Archives: June 2016

“New York’s Sidewalks Are So Packed, Pedestrians Are Taking to the Streets”

    re:   “New York’s Sidewalks Are So Packed, Pedestrians Are Taking to the Streets,” by Winnie Hu,  The New York Times, June 30, 2016         *************************************************     New York is indeed, as is stated … Continue reading

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New York Public Library

    Below are photographs by Roger W. Smith of the main research library, New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets, New York, NY.     *****************************************************     A wonderful place … Continue reading

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the Asian quota

    In my blog on affirmative action (June 26, 2016) https://rogersgleanings.com/2016/06/25/affirmative-action/ I observed that there exists an Asian quota in college admissions (affecting Asian-American students, that is), similar to a Jewish quota in college admissions that once existed. It … Continue reading

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42nd Street in the rain

I took this photo in April 2016 on 42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Manhattan is a wonderful place. The New York Public Library — a surprisingly uncrowded, peaceful facility that invites study and scholarship, that welcomes and affords … Continue reading

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a rainbow

  A beautiful photo of a rainbow posted on Facebook today (June 27, 2016) by my old friend Ella Rutledge made me recall a photo that my friend Patrice Petillot (whom I just traveled to Spain with) took in 2008 … Continue reading

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Lee Bollinger on diversity

  “Diversity is not merely a desirable addition to a well-rounded education. It is as essential as the study of the Middle Ages, of international politics and of Shakespeare.”   — Lee Bollinger, President, Columbia University     http://www.newsweek.com/pro-diversity-essential-135143   … Continue reading

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Professor Joachim Gaehde

            Brandeis University Art History professor Joachim Gaehde passed away three years ago. I had not thought about him for years and learned about his death from an online obituary: http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2013/November/joachim-gaehde.html May I be permitted … Continue reading

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