Provost Prose

Provost Prose

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

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.  
June 23, 2013 - 3:48pm
Before I last visited China twenty years ago, I spent some time with a friend of mine who taught Chinese.
June 16, 2013 - 4:35pm
This is my first visit back to China in 20 years.  This visit focuses on establishing exchange programs with first tier Chinese universities.
June 9, 2013 - 6:07pm
The fall and spring semesters are over.  Summer sessions have begun and effective with the Memorial Day weekend, the rhythm of my job changes.

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