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Prose and Purpose

After 25 years on the job, a former provost examines the world on campus and in higher ed.

September 8, 2013 - 5:40pm
I’m busy working on my speech to our new first year undergraduate students.
August 25, 2013 - 5:18pm
Listening to the news while driving home today there was a commercial for a cell phone service provider that was aimed directly at students about to return to school.
August 18, 2013 - 4:55pm
In my last blog, I noted my high regard for Consumer Reports. But there are so many goods and services not ranked by Consumer Reports or any other objective judge.
August 11, 2013 - 5:10pm
No different than many of my peers, I have strong feelings on many issues. Some are well grounded in fact; others are “gut reactions” on a much more emotional level. Likely, my evaluations, opinions and judgments reflect my values, which impact their objectivity.
August 4, 2013 - 6:25pm
I was not familiar with the word "nance" until I looked it up after the announcement that Nathan Lane would be coming back to Broadway as the lead role in "The Nance."
July 28, 2013 - 4:33pm
I have always been enormously proud to work at a university that was accessible before there were any ADA requirements.
July 21, 2013 - 9:20pm
My younger daughter was fine in England. We loved being there. The accent was strange to her but people were talking English and she had no trouble communicating. 
July 14, 2013 - 4:32pm
When I was a young kid, my parents owned a mom and pop butcher shop. Both of my parents worked very hard and my being out of school for the summers was a real complication for them. 
July 7, 2013 - 4:31pm
I am very fortunate to be able to serve on multiple not-for-profit boards.
June 30, 2013 - 3:59pm
In praise of accountability.  


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