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Paula Marantz Cohen
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Why Be a Nurse?

(2) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 10:53 AM

As a professor at a major research university, I am in a position to keep abreast of career trends. I see many of my students seek high-paying jobs in finance and consulting; I see others apply to law school, medical school, and competitive internships. But I have also noted a...

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Remembering Christopher Hitchens, Nora Ephron, Paul Fussell, and Others

(2) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 2:58 PM

For the past ten years I have been hosting a cable television show, The Drexel InterView, widely distributed throughout local PBS and community-access stations, in which I interview luminaries in the arts, sciences, business, and education. Some of these people, despite impressive resumes, are rather dull. Their responses are so...

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From Jane Austen To Henry James: A Writer's Journey

(1) Comments | Posted September 1, 2010 | 1:00 PM

Long before I began writing fiction, I was writing about literature. This may be one of the reasons why it took me so long to write fiction. The saying goes that writing a dissertation is the surest obstacle to writing anything that anyone would read, and writing about great literature...

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