Monthly Archives: January 2014

The King’s Whiskers at SAS

Has British royalty ever visited the Cumberland Plateau? Well, sort of … “On the feast of Charles I of England 1924 Fr Orum [the prior at the time] thought it fitting that they should hold a special commemoration for his martyrdom … Continue reading

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Date on the Cornerstone of Walsh-Ellett, Sewanee

Perhaps the most charming spot on the Sewanee campus is Guerry Garth, the green space between Convocation Hall, Guerry Auditorium, and Walsh-Ellett Hall–I have often taught classes here, near the large gingko in the middle, while Breslin Tower chimed away … Continue reading

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Plant and Leafs from Green’s View

The first time my wife and I looked out from Green’s View in Sewanee, she said, “It looks like the original cover of The Fellowship of the Ring.”  She was right, of course, in more ways than one.  Sewanee has … Continue reading

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Bill Bonds’ “On Evaluation at the University of the South”

In honor of the return of SACS to Sewanee in 2015, please find below Bill Bonds’ notorious parody, “On Evaluation at the University of South” (available also as a PDF: Bill Bonds–On Evaluation at the University of the South.)

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Like a Modern-Day Agrippa

A recent item in the LA Times about the ages-old hobby of aqueduct-hunting reminded me of a story about the Roman statesman, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (64-12 BC), and another about greater Boston in the nineteenth century.  The newspaper report deals … Continue reading

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