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February 1, 2012
Sometimes I regret not pursuing a life on the tenure track.  Academic freedom and job security both sound pretty good.  Life took me in a different direction, however, and at points I need to remind myself that it has been a pretty good ride.
February 1, 2012
Tech bloggers were awake and ready in the wee hours of the morning to "live blog" the highly anticipated Facebook IPO today.  While the filing didn't come until later this afternoon, there's still going to be plenty of ink spilled over the numbers that it reveals. What's interesting to me as part of the S-1 filing is a letter from CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg. In it, he speaks of "The Hacker Way" as part of the Facebook culture. When we think about how technology can and will change education, what's to be learned from this sort of philosophy?
February 1, 2012
What is Strategy?
February 1, 2012
Last weekend we came far too close to every college president’s nightmare.
February 1, 2012
It happens far too often. There are so many open tabs in Chrome that I can barely see the favicons all in a row at the top of my screen. Pondering a solution to this issue, an epiphany of sorts took place while walking outside (59 degrees in Boston, really?!) -- why not share some of the stories and items that I'm reading?
February 1, 2012
Like many community colleges, mine offers some credit-bearing courses onsite in some local high schools that are just far enough way that it would be difficult for the students to commute. In some cases, we’re just renting space in the high school and teaching at night. Those cases are relatively straightforward; we pay a room fee and otherwise do what we would normally do. But sometimes the school district wants a 100-level class offered to its students, on its premises, during its normal school day.
February 1, 2012
In a casual bedtime discussion on potential careers with my almost-13-year-old daughter, she recapitulated to me her long-standing intent to become a writer, a teacher, and a mother. But above all these aspirations, she admitted, she wants to be famous.
January 31, 2012
As a signatory to the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, Greenback recently filed an update to its public Climate Action Plan. But, title aside, the plan isn't just about climate, nor is the update.
January 31, 2012
If your PR people are spending most of their time reaching out to journalists (or even aghast bloggers), then your PR folks are underutilized. They should instead be spending most of their time training, supporting and coaching all the people (everyone) who work in your organization to join the marketing department.
January 31, 2012
Today, February 1, is Digital Learning Day. As part of the celebration of all things digital learning, we here at Gradhacker are offering an invitation to our readers to participate with us.  Check out these suggestions and resources so that you can celebrate Digital Learning Day with us!

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