Oakland Journal Number 20: Winter 2011

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    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Cole, Natalie B.
    Oakland Journal Issue 20 cover
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    Statement of Purpose
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Cole, Natalie B.
    Oakland Journal Issue 20 statement of purpose
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    Table of Contents
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Cole, Natalie B.
    Oakland Journal Issue 20 table of contents
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    New Day in a Troubled Land: Cambodia Rising
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Rapin, Ronald; Cole, Natalie B.
    Recollections of a three-day trip to Cambodia in February 1999.
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    What We Think About When We Think About Thomas Jefferson
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Estes, Todd; Cole, Natalie B.
    Thomas Jefferson is America’s most protean historical figure. His meaning is ever-changing and ever-changeable. And in the years since his death in 1826, his symbolic legacy has varied greatly. Because he was literally present at the creation of the Declaration of Independence that is forever linked with him, so many elements of subsequent American life—good and bad—have always attached to Jefferson as well.
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    Interview: Regina Carter
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Folland, Sherman T.; Cole, Natalie B.
    Jazz violinist Regina Carter ranks as one of Oakland University’s most talented and justly famous alumni. Her Reverse Thread was chosen by NPR as one of the top 50 albums of 2010. Her touring schedule covers America, Europe and Japan. TOJ interviewed Regina in December of 2010, and we reconstructed the conversation.
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    The End of the World As We Know It
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Hawkins, Susan; Cole, Natalie B.
    Review of the movie "The Road", based on the Cormac McCarthy book of the same name,
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    Monster and Empire: Bong Joon-ho’s The Host (2006) and the Question of Anti-Americanism
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Chung, Hye Seung; Cole, Natalie B.
    Film analysis
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    Offbeat on Campus
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Cohassey, John
    From hippie urban and rural communes emerged a lifestyle imitated on college campuses, in dorm rooms and rented houses decorated with concert bills and art nouveau-influenced poster art, and filled with various musical sounds. Years before Main Street and movies began spreading the counterculture, large numbers of college students thrived on art and experiment.
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    Ironic Pedagogy: Teaching Sacred Texts in an Academic Setting
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Herold, Niels; Cole, Natalie B.
    If one of COI’s charges is the supervision of academic borders between the academic units, it is surely a responsibility of any practitioner of the humanities to ensure that boundaries between disciplines are not only policed but dedicated as privileged sites of encounter and dialogue. In the spirit of just such a speculative exchange between Religious Studies and English Studies, one which may help extend and deepen the year-long series of debates here at OU on religion and society, I want to address here a few questions relating to the teaching of sacred texts in an academic setting.
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    Directions. Artist’s Statement: The Wardrobe Project
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Tardella, Sally Schluter; Cole, Natalie B.
    These drawings re-purpose the distorted remains of found memory, making each a new construction that is both a tribute to a personal memory and a fabrication of what I imagine was once there. Together they form a chronicle of the shadows of the artifacts of my past.
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    The ABC’s of Law School
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Sanchez-Murphy, Lauren; Cole, Natalie B.
    Although the juris doctor degree opens many doors and allows for the exploration of many different areas outside the basic study of the law, as a recent law school graduate, I would caution the uninitiated that law school may be the hardest work they have ever done.
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    Beyond the Secret Decoder Ring: Guidelines for Constructing Assignments That Fulfill Rather Than Frustrate Student and Teacher Expectations
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Perdue, Sherry Wynn; Cole, Natalie B.
    Are there ever cases when we faculty frustrate even our most diligent students’ efforts to perform? This discussion is designed to help my colleagues more fully demonstrate our role as rhetoricians when we compose and assign written work.
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    University Students with Disabilities
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Sisson, Linda G.; Barclay, Lizabeth A.; Markel, Karen; Cole, Natalie B.
    Recent campus events concerning disability inclusion suggest the time is right for a meaningful discussion. This article presents an overview of the legal context of disability inclusion. It also summarizes the published research in the field, and provides suggestions from the Office of Disability Support Students for faculty who have PWDs as their students.
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    The Winner
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) DeMent, Joseph; Cole, Natalie B.
    Short story
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    Anatomy of a Failure: The Detroit Public School System
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Brieger, Gottfried; Cole, Natalie B.
    For a few short years in the 1920s, a remarkable coalition of the city financial elite, politicians of all stripes, and the unions, united behind school improvement, and the system flourished, at least financially. Then came the Depression, and the elite were the first to pull out. Since that time, there has been a continual conflict over control of the school system, with the State, the mayor, the city council, the school board, and the unions jockeying for power. Especially today, with an annual budget of over a billion dollars, the plum is well worth fighting over.
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    Medical Matters: “When They Are Us”
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Schanzer, Bella; Cole, Natalie B.
    I never took a class that told me how to be the person on the other side of the bed, how to balance being the squeaky wheel advocating for my child with avoiding at all cost becoming ‘that family’ that everyone avoids because they are so tiresome and difficult.
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    An Acorn No More
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Byrne, Bill; Cole, Natalie B.
    Why, after reading and grading countless college and high school composition papers lo these many semesters, would I become a “reader” for the College Board Advance Placement (AP) English Language and Composition exam?
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    Opinion Forum: Letters to the Editor
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Ring, Daniel F.; Cole, Natalie B.
    This letter responded to Professor Timothy Larrabee’s essay, “Equality for LGBT Faculty at Oakland University?”in the Fall 2010 issue of the OAKLAND JOURNAL
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    Opinion Forum: Making Teaching a Priority
    (Oakland University, 2011-01-01) Mathieson, Kieran; Cole, Natalie B.
    There appears to be a disconnect between OU’s stakeholders—its students and taxpayers—and the institutional attitude to improving instruction.