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An Eclectic Writer Takes On Eccentric One -

With Simon Winchester
An Eclectic Writer Takes On an Eccentric One

Simon Winchester who has written "The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom." about Joseph Needham (1900-95), a precocious British biochemist and regular churchgoer with socialist leanings, a fondness for nude sunbathing and a love of folk-dancing. Needham received his doctorate from Cambridge in 1925 and taught there for the rest of his life. He had an affair with a Chinese scientist, Lu Gwei-djen, who had come to England to work in his lab. Through his lifelong relationship with her, which his wife apparently didn't mind, Needham developed a fascination with all things Chinese.
NaomiSchaeferRiley  China  books  writers  innovation  Simon_Winchester  precociousness 
february 2013 by jerryking
Book review: Crisis on Campus -
AUGUST 31, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | by NAOMI SCHAEFER
RILEY. Reading, Writing, Radical Change. Abolish tenure, require more
teaching, put star professors online. ...`` When Mark Taylor's children
were growing up, he made them write a three-page paper once a week each
summer between sixth grade and college. "It could be on any subject they
chose, and the only requirement was that the essay had to be
discursive, that is to say, they had to formulate a thesis, develop an
argument, defend it, and draw a conclusion," ...At heart, Mr. Taylor has
an old-fashioned sense of what it takes for students to become good
writers and good thinkers: for starters, a lot of practice at writing
and thinking. ``
Colleges_&_Universities  reform  distance_education  tenure  critical_thinking  NaomiSchaeferRiley  book_reviews  parenting  logic_&_reasoning 
august 2010 by jerryking
What They're Doing After Harvard: The Weekend Interview with Wendy Kopp -
JULY 10, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY.
Teach for America now attracts 12% of all Ivy League seniors. The
program's founder explains why it beats working on Wall Street.
NaomiSchaeferRiley  Teach_for_America  Ivy_League  teaching  teachers  education  reform  Wall_Street 
july 2010 by jerryking
Carl Schramm Says Capitalism Allows Entrepreneurship to Thrive -
APRIL 4, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY who interviews
Carl Schramm, president of the Kauffman Foundation.
foundations  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  Kauffman_Foundation  NaomiSchaeferRiley  interviews 
april 2009 by jerryking
Big Middle-Class Sister
Autumn 2008 | City Journal | Naomi Schaefer Riley

We shouldn’t apologize for teaching poor kids how to move up in America.
values  mentoring  NaomiSchaeferRiley  disadvantages  disorganization  movingonup  nonjudgmentalism  life_skills  roadmaps 
march 2009 by jerryking
Not by Tuition Breaks Alone -
MAY 2, 2008 | Wall Street Journal pg. W11| by NAOMI SCHAEFER
RILEY. Details Riley's struggle to help her niece complete her college
admission forms and the disinterest/lack of assistance from high school
guidance counsellors.

"What stands between disadvantaged kids and college is not mere money.
It is orderliness, attentive mentoring and simple organizational
African-Americans  Colleges_&_Universities  high_schools  admissions  procedures  disadvantages  disorganization  NaomiSchaeferRiley  economically_disadvantaged 
march 2009 by jerryking
Obama, His Pastor and The Democrats' Religion Problem
March 21, 2008 op-ed column by Naomi Schaefer Riley on her take of Jeremiah Wright
Obama  Rev._Jeremiah_Wright  African-Americans  Democrats  NaomiSchaeferRiley 
january 2009 by jerryking

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