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February 16, 2008
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
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.
February 14, 2008
Every parent's nightmare happened again, this time at NIU. My condolences to the students, faculty, and families there.
February 13, 2008
A regular reader writes:A probationary faculty member in my college plagiarized his entire statement of teaching philosophy in his RST (Rank, Salary, and Tenure) file. Not just lifted a few phrases, but downloaded someone else's teaching philosophy from the Internet, omitted a few paragraphs that were too specifically about the actual author, and put it in his file.
February 13, 2008
Evidence of UD's still-throbbing 'sixties sensibility. A list that will be added to as UD thinks of more stuff.1.] Usually UD finds students who come to class without the book -- without even paper to take notes! -- a royal piss-off. If the student's a mentally-askew hippie, no prob.2.] No wrist-watch.
February 13, 2008
A column by a British (sometime-) academic may point the way toward research opportunities for American universities.
February 12, 2008
Oso Raro has a thought-provoking, if maddening, piece up - check it out - on the changing role of the Student Life side of the house, or what he calls The Fifth Estate. In his telling, as I understand it, what he calls the Fifth Estate of Student Life professionals represents a liability-driven resource suck, a sort of brainless parasite growing fat on the diverted resources of its increasingly dessicated host. As he puts it,
February 11, 2008
As a political liberal -- and proud of it, thank you very much -- I believe that it's immoral for a wealthy country to leave tens of millions of its own without health insurance.That said, I find myself in the weird position of making decisions that effectively deny some people coverage. And I'm not even talking about adjuncts, a topic that has been amply covered here and elsewhere.I'm talking about students.
February 11, 2008
Erin O’Connor, an English prof at Penn, blogs about higher ed, sometimes from a position politically to the right of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Last Friday, her post spoke about the sustainability groundswell on campuses as a “stealth ideological movement.” This in spite of the fact that proponents of sustainability have been doing everything we can to get on people’s radar screens, and the movement (hey!

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