Author Archives: Fenster

About Fenster

Gainfully employed for thirty years, including as one of those high paid college administrators faculty complain about. Earned Ph.D. late in life and converted to the faculty side. Those damn administrators are ruining everything.

Music for a Political Blizzard

Fenster writes: WUR, the songs you like to hear. If you want real good plain old fashioned blizzard music, Blowhard Esq. is spinning a nice track on his show.  Baby, it’s cold outside.  Here, it’s Politics Saturday and this goes … Continue reading

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Public Masturbation–EXPOSED!

Fenster writes: As a blogger I am obliged to take the side of the pajama-clad reporters against the evil mainstream media.  Why, I happen to be in my pajamas at the moment, too, as I write this.  For the most … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Revenant”

Fenster writes: My mini-review of The Revenant: it left me cold.

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Saving The New Republic

Fenster writes: Chris Hughes is the young and photogenic owner of The New Republic. Sorry, that’s Chris Pratt. I mean Chris Evans. This is the Chris Pratt that is not Chris Hughes. Oops, that’s Chris Hemsworth. This is Chris Pratt. … Continue reading

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Wither Colleges?

Fenster writes: Blowhard Esq. advocates here that students consider college on a do it yourself basis.  That idea has a lot of appeal.  Here is a book on DIY University.  And the recent film on higher education, The Ivory Tower, … Continue reading

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Franklin and Montaigne

Fenster writes: I don’t object to Bastiat being named as a patron saint of UR philosophy, such as it is.  It’s a big tent–not unlimited in size for sure, but capacious enough. Blowhard Esq. previously nominated Montaigne, and that fits … Continue reading

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Inside Graduate Admissions

Fenster writes: A new book takes a look at the admissions process in graduate schools.  It’s Inside Graduate Admissions by Julie Posselt. And here’s an article about the book from Inside Higher Education. And further commentary from the insightful Megan … Continue reading

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