When next year’s New Student Orientation (NSO) welcomes the incoming class of 2022 and transfer students, the will be a few changes to its format.
Someday, words will be written that fully capture the horror and madness of the Khmer Rouge, that ignoble brother of the Holocaust. Ung’s memory, however, is not that book.
Chad Harbach’s breakout novel, “The Art of Fielding,” charts the personal growth of students and faculty at a small liberal art school, with mixed results.
Renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild, a professor at UC-Berkeley, explains in “The Outsourced Self” how a pervasive industrial mentality has eroded the organic social links of American society, replacing them with dating coaches, wedding planners and nursing homes as far as the eye can see.