Over on Facebook, Renard Eric started this thread to discuss ways of making life in The Bahamas better for all. In case you can’t find the post for some reason, here’s what he says: It’s a new day – the Independence celebrations are over. I’m determined, as many of you are that follow my posts, […]Read more "Geography, Gerrymandering and Alternative Energy"
Over the past several weeks, the College of The Bahamas Union of Students has worked tirelessly to resist the college’s proposal to raise fees in response to proposed government cutbacks in subvention. Their work has included attempts to meet or speak with senior administration, with the college council, with the minister of education, and with […]Read more "The College of The Bahamas, COBUS, and a crisis of vision"
I believe that while the contribution of the university to the economy is an important one, there is a higher purpose. Instead of taking a utilitarian view, I want to reflect on words of Wendell Berry, an American scholar, economic critic, activist and farmer. He says, “The thing being made in a university is humanity…what […]Read more "Joey Gaskins: How Not to Be A University: Lessons from the College of the Bahamas Playbook"
This is worth reading from beginning to end: thebahamasweekly.com – COBUS Press Statement. The press in general has focussed on one small part of the document, that relating to the House of Assembly; the original title of this document online is “COBUS: ‘Would like an apology from the Speaker of the House and Royal Bahamas […]Read more "thebahamasweekly.com – COBUS: “Let’s Build a University Where Students are Afforded Quality Education at Low Cost”"
Birthdays are meaningless except to measure the process of maturing. Pat Rahming, “Still and Maybe More — A Trilogy“ Need I say it? I am overcommitted, and I am feeling compromised, and am consequently conflicted and a little angry at both myself and the system which governs us. I feel like I’m swimming underwater and […]Read more "Forty years and maybe more, or falling off the balance beam"
Election fever has brought some interesting things back to my attention, such as this blog, Bahama Republic. It’s not that I didn’t know it existed. It’s right there in my blogroll, among the various links that are expired, obsolete, or moved. That means I knew about it three, four or five years ago (don’t know how […]Read more "Bahama Republic"