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Remembering teachers: the bad and the good

PRICE (Troy Media) Bad teachers leave a mark. But good teachers can cut through the bad and leave a life-long impression

The endless pursuit of happiness

PRICE (Troy Media) Happiness is found in a life of obligations satisfied and services rendered, of gifts accepted and love reciprocated

Back to school a return to life, with purpose

PRICE (Troy Media) Education is a series of commitments: to trying our best, pushing our intellect, understanding our culture, creating new objects of knowledge and art

Life, not death, the path that leads to the feast

PRICE (Troy Media) The claim that suicide makes life meaningful is bizarre and wrong. Suicide is foremost an evacuation of all meaning and potential

The Ryerson name dilemma a no-choice, no-win situation

PRICE (Troy Media) There’s a need for a greater confrontation of ideas, not less. Sameness, groupthink and orthodoxy are killing us

Without loyalty to one’s own, criticism is simply a destructive weapon

PRICE (Troy Media) A casual scan of academic journals would make an alien reader think Canada is a country committed to genocide and soaked in patriarchal white supremacy

School board kills diversity without consultation

EDUCATION (Troy Media) There are good reasons not to teach To Kill a Mockingbird, but shielding students from racist language is not one of them

Funding arts education path to beauty and understanding

EDUCATION (Troy Media) For Canadian students to aspire to higher things, we must give them the language and knowledge of higher culture

Literature has value, as a mirror and a window

EDUCATION (Troy Media) The best stories help us understand ourselves by triggering introspection, guiding us to new worlds and ideas that exist beyond our normal experiences

Solidarity against Turkey’s anti-democratic thug

PRICE (Troy Media) We all need to speak out. At a time when mob justice is damaging intellectual enterprise, Canadian universities should be a model of inquiry and discourse

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