Blog U

Blogs

Posts

Subscribe to Inside Higher Ed | Blog U
July 24, 2008 - 10:08pm
An occasional correspondent writes:
July 23, 2008 - 10:20pm
Summers in Green Bay, Wisconsin are a magical time, especially if you have small children. My four year old daughter and I walk down our quiet, tree-lined street to a well-maintained playground and turquoise wading pool where my daughter splashes happily for hours. Around noon a large white truck distributes free lunches –- a sandwich, milk, carrot sticks and a cookie, typically –- to all children under 18. A five minute drive away is a local amusement park that charges no entrance fee, and where a ride on the carousel or Ferris wheel only costs 50 cents.
July 23, 2008 - 1:45pm
To start off, a couple more points from the first session this morning, that I didn't have to to get to earlier.
July 23, 2008 - 9:46am
Up first this morning was Kevin Hydes, past president of USGBC, founder of the Canadian GBC, and current chair of the World GBC. If that weren't enough, he says he's not an expert in green building, and suggests you throw anyone who is an expert out of your office immediately. At best, we're all engaged in a "lifelong apprenticeship". To my mind, humility is convincing.
July 23, 2008 - 4:51am
It happened again. In a casual conversation a woman academic I just met said to me “That’s great that you’re at home. I was just not born to stay home with kids; I’d go crazy."
July 22, 2008 - 10:04pm
High School Friend on Right Ocean got married earlier this month, and it was a glorious day. He and I have seen each other through some challenging times. In high school, we were the guys the girls always thought of as "like my brother." We soldiered through as best we could, but at sixteen, patience isn't easy. Over the decades, we both made our share of perplexing choices. That's all I'll say about that.
July 22, 2008 - 5:56pm
Two more sessions this afternoon. (Five today - long day.) The fourth session of the day was mostly BS. No need to go into specifics -- an 80% non-BS rate isn't bad at any conference. The last session, however, pulled together a lot of fragments, both from the earlier presentations and from life before SCUP. It was a panel on Developing Sustainable Master Plans, presented by a campus energy director and two reps from an engineering firm. A few of the key points:
July 22, 2008 - 5:55pm
From shared-use sports venues to mixed-use campuses, at least in title. The session was called "Beyond the Books: Creating Sustainable Mixed-Use College Campuses." Sounds like the college campus will get used by folks in the community, right? Well, it turned out to be useful, but not quite what I had anticipated. Subject matter was more about how the college or university can facilitate off-campus development, of which a major beneficiary will be the college or university. Cases in point:
July 22, 2008 - 1:17pm
In response to the Archaeological Institute of America’s recent election of actor Harrison Ford to their board of directors, and to corporate giant Expedia’s Indiana Jones Travel Experiences, the normally staid Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) has announced the most exciting new option in adventure scholarship

Pages

Most

  • Viewed
  • Commented
  • Past:
  • Day
  • Week
  • Month
  • Year
Loading results...
Back to Top