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September 13, 2009 - 5:53pm
Two very intelligent and thoughtful responses to my previous post, on women and majors, caused me to reread the post to try to determine where my communication skills had gone off the rails. I still don’t see where I blamed women workers for anything, but one of the problems with writing is that because you know what you mean to say, you assume that that’s what you are saying. So I want to backtrack a bit before letting the topic go.
September 11, 2009 - 4:26pm
There are, I'm sure we can all agree, at least enough stories in the general media about how the economy's doing. It's an easy story for today's journalists to put together (statistics are published regularly, wide-ranging opinions are readily forthcoming, you don't have to draw a conclusion or do any meaningful analysis because your tag line is sure to be "only the future will tell").
September 10, 2009 - 9:49pm
The decision by Cushing Academy to move to a totally digital library environment has got me thinking about how a learning technologist would design an academic library.
September 10, 2009 - 9:28pm
Last week, my first grader came home with thoughts about math (I love it when she does that!) She said that, since one hundred plus ten was “one hundred and ten”, that, therefore, infinity plus ten must be “infinity and ten”. Of course, infinity is not a number that can be added like one hundred, so the analogy did not hold. Indeed, infinity is one of those math concepts that lead one to wonder if they are studying math or, perhaps, instead studying philosophy.
September 10, 2009 - 9:15pm
Yesterday we watched you climb on the bus for your first day of kindergarten. You bounded in so quickly I barely took the picture, and you were gone.You're incredibly ready. At kindergarten orientation, you slipped into the classroom like a fish into water. When the teacher read the class a story, you locked on, and you were the first to make an observation about the story. And you've got that blend of 'cute' and 'commanding' that only little girls can get away with.
September 10, 2009 - 9:02pm
I've been keeping a low profile for the past couple of weeks, because I've been involved with people from across campus getting Greenback's Climate Action Plan ready to submit.
September 10, 2009 - 6:59pm
Editor and writer Erika Dreifus has posted an interview with me that was originally in her monthly e-newsletter, The Practicing Writer, a go-to place for finding all kinds of opportunities and resources for creative writers.
September 10, 2009 - 8:03am
Why is birth control an expensive, hot potato issue for the national health care debate and barely mentioned as an environmental problem? My own health issues have led me to new levels of outrage that our government, religious institutions and medical scientists can’t seem to figure reproductive politics out a little better for women or the environment.Haven’t we got the picture yet? We’re outgrowing the planet!
September 9, 2009 - 9:22pm
In dealing with stimulus money, my college is caught between the dog and the fire hydrant. On the one side, we have glaring needs, and the whole point of the stimulus is to get the money moving quickly into the economy. We've identified the ways we'd like to spend our allocation, and without being unduly braggy, I'll admit they're pretty good. The money will move rapidly through different sectors of the local economy, particularly in areas where it's most needed. And some of what we're paying for will actually reduce our operating costs (energy and hvac, mostly) in the future.
September 9, 2009 - 9:17pm
Dear EDUCAUSE: Please Kindle Your PublicationsThis week I checked out our Library's Kindle 2 so I could test the thing myself.My main need is to be able to manage my professional reading. Many PDFs cross my desk, and I end-up carrying lots of print-outs around. It would be ideal to have these all in my e-book reader.Why Kindle? Well ... I'm very much hooked into the Amazon ecoystem and I may want to also read a book or two.My first experiment was with the EDUCAUSE Review.

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