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    Re: Degradation of professionalism in Navy
    From: John Huth
    Date: 2010 Apr 11, 17:50 -0400
    That's a great story.   Her class is now being taught by a guy named Phil Sadler.   i don't how Phil ranks up with Francis, but I know that he takes the students out for a practical exam on a whale watching cruise to have them take sightings etc.

    Sadly, the course was attacked by Prof. Harry Lewis, who said that it wasn't worthy of counting for science credit.

    On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 4:58 PM, Paul Saffo <psaffo---.com> wrote:
    LIke every other student who ever  took Francis Wright's Cel Nav class  at Harvard, I came away with her guiding rule burned forever in my ROMware: "Constant Vigilance."  It was a principle she repeated several times in each class, and richly illustrated with one accident after another, from the Honda catastrophe to myriad screw-ups to many to mention.   As I read the USS Hartford story, I could feel her ghostly presence in the room, looking over my shoulder, uttering "constant vigilance" in her unforgettable voice!

    -p

    And a postscript.  My other vivid memory of her marvelous class was that it was the only course in my academic career where the professor brought apples and cookies to every class!


    On Apr 11, at , Richard Reed wrote:

    It's the Sun wot missed it.

    I grew up in big Navy town Norfolk, VA, and my brother, who still lives there, mentioned this at Christmas. It happened over a year ago on 20 March, reported by the NY Times. The CO was removed a month later, reported by the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. At the end of October, the Military Times dug this out of Freedom of Information:

    http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2009/11/navy_hartford_111509w/

    It just makes me wonder what they're listening to at the Sun ;-)

    Richard

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