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  • Chana Bloch, poet and longtime Mills professor, dies
    By Sam Whiting and Kevin Fagan - Thursday May 25, 2017

    Chana Bloch, a major figure in American letters through her poetry, translations of Hebrew and Yiddish, and scholarship in English literature at Mills College, has died after a four-year battle with an aggressive sarcoma — which she wrote and spoke about with searing honesty through her final days.The book unflinchingly plumbs the uncertainties and complexities of Ms. Bloch’s own terminal illness with wit, insight and tenderness.“She was always so open to feedback and changes and welcomed criticism of every word choice in both her poetry and in our translation,” said Chana Kronfeld, a UC Berkeley professor who collaborated with Bloch on two books.Ms. Bloch’s awards include the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation (with Kronfeld), two prestigious Pushcart Prizes and an award from the Poetry Society of America.At Mills, where Ms. Bloch was a professor in the department of English, she taught courses in literature and poetry from 1973 to 2005.“Chana embodied the bridge between literary studies and creative writing through her own distinguished scholarship and poetry,” said Cynthia Scheinberg, a professor of English and associate provost at Mills.Even after her retirement in 2005, she often returned to Mills to give guest lectures and poetry readings, always well attended.“Hearing her talk about a biblical translation from a feminist point of view was a transformative experience for the students,” said Scheinberg.“Memento Mori,” a poem from her forthcoming collection, was published by the New Yorker and addressed her health.“God blessed you with curly hair,” my mother used to say and dressed me like Shirley Temple.Peter Sussman, a writer and friend who helped arrange the Ashby Village reading, is overseeing a documentary of that reading — and Ms. Bloch’s frank discussion during it, of her cancer fight — to be released in conjunction with the book’s publication.“For many years before her final illness, she had been fascinated by how people overcame disability, death and other life challenges,” Sussman said.Two months ago, excited at having just sent her book to a printer and optimistic about her medical progress, Ms. Bloch told The Chronicle she felt writing so openly about the specter of death was not a choice.“She was vibrant and caring, and intellectually curious,” said Benjamin, noting that the big family tradition was attending the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival (now Cal Shakes), just a few blocks from home.After retiring from the Mills faculty, she continued to work on her poetry and translations and kept busy and active even after she became ill.Sam Whiting and Kevin Fagan are San Francisco Chronicle staff writers.

    Source: Sam Whiting
  • The Enlightenment: A Useful Myth
    Sunday Jun 18, 2017

    Starting with David Brooks, here's the view that modern secular "moderates" and liberals take of the Western Enlightenment, which had its darker edges.

    Source: American Thinker
  • Top 10 most- and least-expensive college towns, 2017 edition
    By Lisa Johnson Mandell, - Tuesday Jul 18, 2017

    What's so great about living in a college town, long after the days of nootropics, Kegerators, and miserable dorm food have begun receding in your rearview mirror?

    Simple, really: College towns aren't just for college kids. They're hot tickets for those looking to buy a house, too.

    Source: Real Estate News
  • Everest College Changes Name To Altierus Two Years After Turning Nonprofit
    By Ashlee Kieler - Thursday Jul 20, 2017

    More than two years after Education Credit Management Corporation swooped in to purchase 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses previously owned by defunct for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges, the company has finally changed the remaining schools’ names in a belated attempt to shed the stigma associated with the for-profit chains. Zenith Education Group – the division operating the schools — …

    Source: The Consumerist
  • How to conduct a tour that will win over your donors
    By Jeff Brooks - Wednesday Jun 7, 2017

    I've been in the fundraising business for a long time, so I've been on a lot of tours of nonprofit facilities. Mainly hospitals and performing arts venues. Some of those tours have knocked my socks off, making me thrilled to be connected to the organization I was seeing. Others ... not so much. I've come away tired, confused, irritable -- and not very enlightened about the organization. I'm not the real target for a tour. That would be donors. And they need to have a great experience, not the tiring and annoying one. Here are some qualities that make the...

    Source: Future Fundraising Now
  • Customer Collaboration, Involvement In Complex, Luxury Markets. Is It Possible?
    Wednesday Nov 23, 2016

    The first thing a lot of people think about when they hear about customer collaboration and co-creation is, "That's great. But I work in a very complex industry. There's no way this will ever work forme." However, Harley-Davidson, BMW and Ducati have all found success in running customer collaboration programs. Personal transportation is a lifestyle-intensive market segment in the same way thatclothing, cosmetics or electronics are. They help people define who they are and show that to the world around them. What we can learn from these leading companies can be extrapolated to other luxurygoods industries to help enlighten the path towards customer-driven innovation.

    Source: Media Post: Engage:Affluent
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