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Who wrote the lines of poetry "quoted" by Lincoln at the Soldiers' Home?
03-18-2016, 01:13 PM
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RE: Who wrote the lines of poetry "quoted" by Lincoln at the Soldiers' Home?
The New York Times published a story today (March 18) on the NCAA basketball tournament and the continuing academic demands placed on some of these student-athletes. The story is entitled “For Players, Classes Don’t End Just Because the Games Begin” and is written by Juliet Macur. It reads, in part, as it is relevant to this posting thread:

Matt Ryan, a freshman forward for Notre Dame, has Italian to practice and maybe a lecture or two to watch online. Then there’s that big project due Wednesday in his anthropology class called Hacking Life: From Cyber Crime to Human Creativity; for that, Ryan must write a dozen or so pages on how artificial intelligence applies to combat.

You don’t see that on his stat sheet.

“We knew what we were getting into when we signed up for this,” said Ryan, who this month was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-academic basketball team. “Yes, some teams have a reputation for not paying much attention to academics, but Notre Dame isn’t one of those. For me, it’s all about balancing school and basketball because they’re both important.”

In case the connection of the NYTimes story to this thread is missed: “Ryan must write a dozen or so pages on how artificial intelligence applies to combat.”

I would like to see what this student-athlete writes on the subject and if he makes any reference to President Lincoln and his advocacy role in the creation and building of the Monitor in response to the threat of the Merrimac by the Rebels.

"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history." -- Plutarch
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RE: Who wrote the lines of poetry "quoted" by Lincoln at the Soldiers' Home? - David Lockmiller - 03-18-2016 01:13 PM

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