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September 12, 2010 - 9:18pm
As regular readers know, I’ve been a fan of Kristin Hersh’s for years. She has a new book out, Rat Girl, which is adapted version of her diary from 1985. It’s far better than that description makes it sound.
September 12, 2010 - 8:30pm
The $139 Kindle is a game changer. 2011 will be the year that the traditional paper coursepack (finally) disappears, to be replaced by a default digital version with the option to print on demand. And if things go right, the Kindle should be the dominant coursepack delivery platform.
September 12, 2010 - 5:30pm
I received an email last week with "Get Ready for EDUCAUSE 2010" in the subject. Like a lot of the emails that I receive, I wasn't able to get to it until this weekend. The 2010 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is a month away so the email wasn't a priority. I finally got around to reading through the message and I must say, my excitement for this conference has increased.
September 12, 2010 - 4:55pm
Most colleges and universities are on the two semester system – a fall and spring semester plus various sessions in January and in the summer. When these semesters start, end, and have breaks is much less consistent. And especially when the calendar is tied to religious holidays, you are subject to great variation.
September 12, 2010 - 3:57pm
I had not originally intended to share this story. It felt like a private family issue; I also felt too raw to think it through clearly, much less write about it articulately.
September 10, 2010 - 5:47pm
Last week was National Suicide Prevention Week. You missed it.
September 10, 2010 - 2:37pm
With every college president across the land seeking to find a new marketing angle that will provide an edge in enrollment, I've been lucky to land at Alma, where our team has been working hard for years to develop new ways to tell the story. I have to admit I was a bit taken aback when I first heard that we were thinking of a television commercial -- I wondered whether tv ads aren’t just for the for-profits, whom I see peddling their wares with annoying regularity -- but I was quickly won over.
September 10, 2010 - 4:15am
It was announced today that Harrisburg University of Science and Technology would be conducting a "social media blackout" next week. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and AOL Instant Messenger are going to be blocked for access by the campus network. My first thought: how did LinkedIn escape the blockade? And, do students even use AIM anymore? My next reaction was to look into sending a semi trailer packed with MiFi devices to Pennsylvania.
September 10, 2010 - 4:15am
Have they left? Are they out of the building? Driving out of the parking lot? Departed from campus? Any question about who they are this time of year?

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