Society & Culture

A Monumental Proposal

I was recently perplexed to see in the news that Harvard, the oldest institution of higher learning in the nation, had declared that, though master has no etymological relation to slavery (but rather to magister), the word would nevertheless be abandoned as a title for a resident supervisor of student housing, and be replaced by some weak substitute.

James O. Tate

James O. Tate has been writing for Chronicles for nearly 30 years.

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