Provost Prose

Provost Prose

A provost examines the world on campus and in higher ed.

October 20, 2013 - 5:25pm
It is the time of year when the new automobile models are being introduced and as usual I find myself looking to read everything I can about the new models. 
October 13, 2013 - 3:40pm
There are many situations where as an administrator or as a not-for-profit board member it is necessary to engage strangers or almost strangers in conversations for the good of the organization.
October 6, 2013 - 3:39pm
New York State decided this year that they would substantially raise the standards for passing the elementary and middle school state mandated examinations.
September 29, 2013 - 7:00pm
Our Business School is named for Frank Zarb who has had a remarkable career in government and business including service as President Ford's energy czar.
September 22, 2013 - 7:00pm
Our common reading for all new first year students was  The Good Food Revolution and our featured speaker during Welcome Week was Will Allen one of the book’s co-authors.
September 15, 2013 - 5:21pm
Since in my last blog I talked about what I was going to say to our new first year undergraduates, my blog for this week will be my actual Welcome Week 2013 speech.
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.

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