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from The Education of Henry Adams



Any other education would have required a serious effort, but no one took Harvard College seriously. All went there because their friends went there, and the College was their ideal of social self-respect.

Harvard College, as far as it educated at all, was a mild and liberal school, which sent young men into the world with all they needed to make respectable citizens, and something of what they wanted to make useful ones. Leaders of men it never tried to make. Its ideals were altogether different. The Unitarian clergy had given to the College a character of moderation, balance, judgment, restraint, what the French called mesure; excellent traits, which the College attained with singular success, so that its graduates could commonly be recognized by the stamp, but such a type of character rarely lent itself to autobiography. In effect, the school created a type but not a will. Four years of Harvard College, if successful, resulted in an autobiographical blank, a mind on which only a water-mark had been stamped.


The City College

of San Francisco

English Department


Spring 2005 

April 59.6

Barbara Scrafford decides to do it herself
 After TWO publishers declared bankruptcy just before Scrafford's Literary Feasts was due on the market, Barbara took matters into her own hands and published the book herself.  David Copperfield's lamb "devils," Jane Eyre's orphan oatcakes, and the metaphorically incestuous cheesecake from D. H. Lawrence's SONS AND LOVERS are all discussed in detail in this book on food and literature.  Recipes accompany commentary on 25 major works.  Excerpts have appeared in a literary journal, and our own SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER. Contact  Carol Fregly and Eleanor and Jessica Brown (s) for further endorsements. The price is $15.95, and all profits from CCSF sales will be donated to the Len Sanazaro scholarship fund. A sample is in the conference room. Call Barbara at 239-3523, or e-mail to order a copy.

Former Student Not Lost


Anna-Sophie Loewenberg, one of Loren Bell's former English 35 students, has just been published in an international anthology of short fiction, Lost on Purpose (ISBN 1-58005-120-0, $13.95). These are urban stories of Beijing, San Diego, Mexico, London et al. The blurb says the essence of city life both glittering and gritty.

Anna-Sophie et al will read . . .

April 6, at Modern Times, 888 Valencia---7 PM

April 7, at Black Oak, 1441 Shattuck----7:30 PM

April 10, at The Hemlock, 11331 Polk (writing, film & music)---8 PM

Loren Bell will be at one of the events.  That's the real Loren Bell, not the recently cloned Loren Bell (also quite mustached, brilliant,  and witty--thanks, Genentech!) some of you have seen wandering around the cubicles, and he hopes you can attend. Prosit!

Clones are people too.


This issue of the English Department Newsletter has been sponsored by the good people of

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Spring 2005


Week of April 18  

WHAT: Once a semester, the English Department gives the English Eligibility Exam for students who want to demonstrate reading and writing competency, so they can skip a class or classes in the sequence.  Some students also use this exam for initial placement. Any student may take this exam,  but students need to earn a grade of C or higher in their current English class to use this exam to advance.

 WHEN and WHERE: During the week of April 18, the exam is given four times, but you may take the exam only once a semester.  Come at any one of the times listed below; be on time and bring your student ID and photo ID, a dictionary, and a pen.

               Tuesday, April 19, 2-4 in Arts 303

               Wednesday, April 20, 9-11 in Conlan 101

               Wednesday, April 20, 3-5 in Arts 303

               Thursday, April 21, 7-9PM in R301 (Library)

INFORMATION: Workshops for those who want more information before taking the exam will be held on  Tuesday, April 5, from 4-6 in R304 and Wednesday, April 13, from 3-5 in R304.

WHO: Contact Joan Wilson, English Eligibility Coordinator, in Batmale 514.  (Call 239-3574 or e-mail


--A public service reminder--

The Cyberia Alternative Cooperative Nursery in Art Ext 265 is still accepting applications for summer session.  Schedule contingent upon classroom and open lab use.  See more babies.