Professor Emeritus of International Relations Marshall Windmiller was
featured in an Oct. 25 edition of "Evening Drive Time" on
KGO AM, where he discussed the United States sanctions on Iran, the
most severe in three decades. "They won’t work the way the
president wants them to work. I think they will have an effect in Iran
of stimulating nationalism, of hostility to the United States and might
have the effect of unifying the country to a greater extent than it
has been unified up until now," Windmiller said. "There has
been a split there between the more hot-headed militant terrorist types
and the youthful general public that wants to find some way to relate
to the outside world, and I think the effect of this is very likely
to bring those forces closer together."
In an Oct. 22 Marin Independent Journal editorial, Professor of Secondary
Education Mark Phillips stresses the value of arts education in schools.
Citing a Harvard study that found no link between arts education and
academic testing scores, Phillips said, "Whether a student is
studying visual arts, music, theater or dance, he or she will be enriched
in ways that have little to do with test scores or skills in math and
reading." As for arts education in Marin County, Phillips stated, "The
arts are alive and well in Marin County schools, but they need to be
placed on firmer footing. Fully recognizing the intrinsic value of
arts education and addressing issues of funding and equitability across
all schools are important next steps."
In an Oct. 30 MarketWatch feature, Professor of Management John Sullivan explains
why it's important for job seekers to put all relevant experience at the very
top of a résumé. "Thirty seconds is the longest a recruiter
will initially look at one résumé," he said. "If they
find something interesting, you'll get a maximum of three minutes."
When author J.K. Rowling "outed" the Harry Potter character
Albus Dumbledore, the New York Sun interviewed English Lecturer James
Boyd about other fictional characters who may be gay. In the Oct. 24
edition, Boyd speculated about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, noting
that Watson’s wife is always conveniently "out of town" whenever
the two embark on their adventures. Boyd also suggested that Marcie and
Peppermint Patty of the Peanuts gang are an item. "Peppermint Patty
always looks like she's on her way to a women's music festival," he
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