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Thursday, February 09, 2006

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Carl Olson

It appears that all of the comments being made about this news are being posted at Amy Welborn's blog. Go check them out. But don't let that keep you from making comments here. ;-)

Mark Brumley

I don't think I'm qualified to get into the rarefied discussion at Open Book of what makes for irony and whether the moves of Noll and Hochshild cummulatively qualify.

Yea and nea, ja and nein. So says he, so says she. And here, simple me, I thought the business was unquestionably ironic.

But, then, what do I know? I don't even know enough even to see why, if I didn't think it ironic, I would bother saying so in public. It's Brumley contra mundum, though, when it comes to the "contributions" blogging makes to time-wasting and picking at nits.

Maybe that's why I'm posting this comment here, rather than at Open Book.

Carl Olson

I said it was ironic. Therefore it is possibly true.

Mark Brumley said it was ironic. Therefore it is undoubtedly true.

Nothing ironic about those ironclad facts.

David Wright

I guess I feel a little sad for Wheaton. And I do see the irony.

However, I think it's fair to point out how huge Notre Dame is, and the kind of resources it has when compared to Wheaton. That has to have figured in here. (This also must have something to do with the many Calvin profs Notre Dame has attracted). If I had a Ph.D in history or philosophy and had put in a fruitful and good chunk of my career at Wheaton or Calvin and then got an offer from Notre Dame, I'd think long and hard about it. It certainly would look like a step up the academic ladder (and that's not knocking Wheaton or Calvin--good schools both).

Also, the position probably comes with free "Hang Tags", whatever those are exactly. (I saw that phrase everywhere on signs around Notre Dame when I drove to South Bend once). Wheaton does not have "Hang Tags". (They're probably proscribed, along with Catholic professors.)

David Deavel

Just between you and me and the wall, David Wright, Notre Dame pays a lot better (I'm a Calvin alum and have friends teaching at Wheaton).

joe

Has Noll signed up for RCIA yet?

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