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THE KNICK

The Knick By Leonard Zwelling          The Knick is not a new TV show about Walt Frazier. It is instead a new Cinemax series that began last Friday, August 8, about a hospital in New York City at the turn of the century. No not 2000. 1900.          Clive Owen plays the Chief of Surgery, ...

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WHY IT WON’T BE HILLARY

Why It Won’t Be Hillary By Leonard Zwelling       I would love to see Hillary Clinton be the next President of the United States, but I don’t think it is going to happen. It has nothing to do with her qualifications for no one is more qualified than she is, but that was true in ...

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BIBI TO CHAIR FACULTY SENATE?

Bibi To Chair Faculty Senate? By Leonard Zwelling          Love him or hate him, Prime Minister Netanyahu is not a confused person. Frankly, I have rarely met a confused Israeli. The number one thing I loved about Israel during my two trips in the late 1990’s was the clarity of the thinking of the Israeli ...

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KNOWING WHEN TO WALK AWAY

Knowing When To Walk Away By Leonard Zwelling          My professional career is filled with errors. Many people say they have no regrets about decisions they have made in their lives. Not me. I have regretted lots of things I have done and said. Early on, I simply said what I was thinking. This is ...

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MD Anderson’s Latest Flap and Watergate

To Understand MD Anderson’s Latest Controversy, Understand Watergate By Leonard Zwelling          For people under 40, Watergate is history. For those who are older, it is far more. This week marks the 40th anniversary of that episode’s denouement—the resignation of President Richard Nixon.          Formally, Watergate per se refers to the break-in on June 17, ...

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EXTRA: Tenure, Equity and Dan

Tenure, Equity and Dan By Leonard Zwelling      Once again this morning, August 2, we were greeted by another unflattering headline about MD Anderson. This has become a recurrent event since the arrival of Dr. DePinho 3 years ago. This article by Todd Ackerman is all about the push back on the part of the ...

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300,000

300,000 By Leonard Zwelling          When I started blogging, I did so in response to the closing of the Faculty Voice website by the administration. It seemed that anonymous posts were not going to be allowed and that put a real damper on things. Dr. Hollemen and I were the only ones willing to sign ...

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