Category Archives: Temple University

RIP Critical Thinking: A Field Report

More news of weak links in American higher education has made the rounds in recent weeks. Researchers tell us that thirty percent of college seniors are no better at writing or thinking critically than they were as freshmen. This revelation … Continue reading

Posted in grants, Leutze, Teaching American History, Temple University | 1 Comment

Preservation Prevented

I’ve been involved with historic preservation long enough to know that old buildings can disappear fast no matter who values them nor how much. Even so, I still can’t quite believe how quickly the old Shoemaker House vanished. Wreckers razed … Continue reading

Posted in Ambler College, historic preservation, public history, Shoemaker House, Temple University | 12 Comments