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February 20, 2008 - 9:45pm
A new correspondent writes: I read your blog daily and know there are many wise readers who help those seeking knowledge. I am in search! Our Biology instructor is taking a class to the gulf coast for a week long Marine Biology trip. They will spend one night in a hotel both coming and going to the coast. While there, the students will be staying in apartment-style housing where everyone will have their own bed. However, at the hotel, that option is not available.
February 20, 2008 - 3:41am
Before the blog post, a bit about the festivities at today’s three-ring Churm circus:
February 19, 2008 - 9:25pm
A new correspondent writes:
February 18, 2008 - 9:42pm
According to this blurb in IHE, Career Education Corp is shutting down nine of its campuses, all in the Northeast. McIntosh College, Lehigh Valley College, and a bunch of Gibbs and Katharine Gibbs campuses will 'teach out,' closing in 2009. As a veteran of a proprietary college in the Northeast, this really struck me.
February 18, 2008 - 4:43pm
Let's consider two recent, related pieces in the University of Miami newspaper. The first announces the appearance, in selected classrooms, of a new technology called SYNCHRONEYES. Synchroneyes is the sort of thing universities all over the country are spending your tuition dollars on.
February 18, 2008 - 9:49am
Psst. Hey! Lean in a second. Come closer. Closer still.
February 18, 2008 - 7:51am
It’s funny, how sometimes the best way to understand big issues in big, complex, institutional contexts is to solve little problems in little, simple, personal contexts. A case in point ... Last Friday, a terrible thing happened in my house. I put coffee in the filter, put the filter in the basket, added water, hit the button and nothing happened! (If you want to take a moment to recover from the sheer horror of that situation, it’s OK. I’ll wait for you. Just say when.)
February 16, 2008 - 8:28pm
Sustainability’s a huge topic. And higher education is an industrial sector not renowned for the agility of its participants. So where do you start greening a campus, and how? To the extent that there’s an orthodoxy in this emerging field, it goes like this:
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February 15, 2008 - 9:35am
I was watching the BBC yesterday afternoon when they cut in with breaking news of the shootings at Northern Illinois University. In addition to the feeling we all know so well now--shit, it's happening again--many memories came back, since my BA is from Northern. My thoughts are with you and your families.

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