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June 11, 2012
The abrupt departure of President Sullivan from UVA, coming on the heels of well-publicized leadership vacuums in California, legislative bans on remediation in Connecticut and Kansas, and the ongoing issues of underemployment of new graduates, got me thinking about expectations.
June 11, 2012
What I have discovered through my involvement in DH communities: intellectual intimacy. 
June 11, 2012
Maybe I expect too much from Apple. Each time that I watch a WWDC Keynote I hold out some degree of hope that education will move from the periphery to the core in Apple's strategy. 
June 11, 2012
EducationUSA advisors cannot risk being tainted as representatives of any particular interest(s).  Their integrity rests on their reputation for being an accurate, impartial, objective source of information about access to US higher education.  The idea that in some way they should be collaborating with, endorsing, or recommending agents is preposterous.
June 11, 2012
It’s about to be conference time for me. Like Lee Bessette, who wrote last week about being among her people, I’m about to go join mine. The Children’s Literature Association, which meets annually in June, is my academic home, the group of colleagues that I don’t have here at my job. While folks at larger research universities may have colleagues in their field right on campus, those of us at smaller schools are often “the only one” in a field or subfield, so we are especially happy to gather with our peers at our once a year event.
June 11, 2012
For most graduate students, writing papers and a dissertation is one of the more dreadful parts of the research process. Writing, and organizing your thoughts in such a way that it becomes clear for peers in your field, can be a challenging task. As a result, writer’s block is one of the most commonly heard troubles of graduate students.
June 10, 2012
This week I had the pleasure of attending a panel discussion on the ‘Corporatization of the University’ with former fellows of The Susan Vogt Leadership Fellows Program through the Boston Consortium for Higher Education.
June 10, 2012
Since I started my Ph.D., almost a year and a half ago, I’ve often wondered what a “Ph.D.” really is, what it actually means.
June 10, 2012
You want cynicism? You want clever, obscene, hilarious cynicism? James Joyce's Ulysses is a real gusher.
June 10, 2012
Having recently struggled in vain to find something recent and watchable, I have some notes for you.

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