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Joe Kraus
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Joe Kraus is associate professor of English and director of the Honors Program at The University of Scranton. He is the co-author of An Accidental Anarchist (Academy Chicago 2000), and his work has appeared, among other places, in The American Scholar, Riverteeth, MELUS, and The Centennial Review. He won a 2004 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial poetry prize, the 2008 Moment Magazine/Karma Foundation Prize for short fiction, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010 by Southern Humanities Review.

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College Composition As Critical Thinking

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 9:55 AM

When college costs as much as it does, one of the questions we hear -- and not just from students with papers due the next morning -- is, "Do we still need Freshman English"?

Everyone agrees you need to learn how to write well, but there is a movement to...

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Thinking Like an Investor... About the Liberal Arts

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 10:21 AM

If you think of a college education as the stock market, what are the "value buys," what are, to paraphrase Warren Buffett, the "companies" with strong fundamentals and long track records that other investors are overlooking?

Today's conventional wisdom often shouts at students to select vocational majors such as...

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