Monthly Archives: February 2012

  1. Jazz, Billy Preston and Global Governance: the song that ain’t got no melody

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    February 29, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    There’s a standard seating arrangement in a jazz ensemble; reeds up front, brass in back, rhythm to the side. The …
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  2. Education, Testing and the Problem with PISA

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    February 22, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    In her March 2012 article in the Harvard Business Review, “Rethinking School” Stacey Childress makes several observations and suggestions for …
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  3. Hip-hop and Jazz: cultural models for business and education

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    February 20, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Today’s NYT article, “Using Rap to Teach Pithy Lessons in Business” caught my attention because of my interest in the relationship between …
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  4. What happens when we change a standard?

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    February 19, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Last night I had the pleasure, once again, of hearing the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform in Rose theatre. …
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  5. The “Daddy State” and Swing

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    February 18, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Political Scientist Dorian Warren was a guest on Melissa Harris-Perry’s inaugural show today. He used the term “Daddy State” to …
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  6. All Star Line up, Jazz Studies – Columbia University

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    February 17, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Last night, community members, scholars, musicians and other interested people convened at Columbia University’s Faculty House for an All Star …
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  7. Pragmatism and the Blues

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    February 16, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    In the Introduction of his Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope and the American Political Traiditon, James T. Kloppenbeg writes, “Pragmatism is …
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