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February 22, 2008
Apparently, an electric utility has offered Kansas State $2.5 million on the condition that the state government reconsider and approve two new coal-fired power plants. The utility — Sunflower Electric Power Corp. — says that the money is for energy research, and will be paid over a 10-year period. They say it’s not a bribe, but that funds simply won’t be available if the new plants aren’t approved. Right.
February 21, 2008
The Girl is the cutest, most angelic looking three year old on the planet.But don't be fooled.Yesterday morning, as The Wife and I were upstairs getting ready, and The Boy and The Girl were downstairs, finishing their breakfast:TB: *Mo-ooooommmmm*!TW (sighing): What?TB: TG said I *suck*!DD: (stifled laugh)TW: TG, did you say that?TG (brightly): Sow-wy!TW was mortified, but I was a little proud. TG may look like a girlie girl, but she takes no crap. Over time, this will be a good thing.
February 20, 2008
A couple of posts ago, I threatened to explain more about some of the reasons it’s hard to get people to save energy on campuses. Let’s use Greenback U as an example.
February 20, 2008
A new correspondent writes:I read your blog daily and know there are many wise readers who help those seeking knowledge. I am in search!Our Biology instructor is taking a class to the gulf coast for a week long Marine Biology trip. They will spend one night in a hotel both coming and going to the coast. While there, the students will be staying in apartment-style housing where everyone will have their own bed. However, at the hotel, that option is not available.
February 20, 2008
Before the blog post, a bit about the festivities at today’s three-ring Churm circus:
February 18, 2008
According to this blurb in IHE, Career Education Corp is shutting down nine of its campuses, all in the Northeast. McIntosh College, Lehigh Valley College, and a bunch of Gibbs and Katharine Gibbs campuses will 'teach out,' closing in 2009.As a veteran of a proprietary college in the Northeast, this really struck me.
February 18, 2008
Let's consider two recent, related pieces in the University of Miami newspaper. The first announces the appearance, in selected classrooms, of a new technology called SYNCHRONEYES. Synchroneyes is the sort of thing universities all over the country are spending your tuition dollars on.
February 18, 2008
Psst. Hey! Lean in a second. Come closer. Closer still.
February 18, 2008
It’s funny, how sometimes the best way to understand big issues in big, complex, institutional contexts is to solve little problems in little, simple, personal contexts. A case in point ...Last Friday, a terrible thing happened in my house. I put coffee in the filter, put the filter in the basket, added water, hit the button and nothing happened! (If you want to take a moment to recover from the sheer horror of that situation, it’s OK. I’ll wait for you. Just say when.)

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