Archive | May, 2013


This week, students in the business concentration were gearing up for  Friday’s monthly jobs report with blog posts about what the news was likely to be. They used words like expect, estimate and predict — not always correctly. It wasn’t the meaning of the words that was off, but rather the constructions that followed them. […]

Further reading

Like most New Yorkers who subscribe to The New Yorker, I’m generally behind in my reading. So I’m a week  late in calling to your attention John McPhee’s piece in the April 29 issue:  “Draft No. 4,”  the latest in McPhee’s occasional series on writing. If a year in journalism school hasn’t introduced you to […]