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December 12, 2011
According to multiple reports, the percentages of Americans who believe that (1) climate change is real and (2) humans are responsible for most of it continue to fall.
December 12, 2011
Facebook is piloting "Groups for Universities," allowing students to create their own groups for their classes, dorms, and parties -- groups that are restricted to those with their school's .edu email addresses.  
December 12, 2011
In which I adjust my armor and march toward the headlands.
December 12, 2011
As noted here, I have been deeply disturbed by recent sports-related scandals on college campuses, but I don’t feel equipped to comment with any authority because I somehow was not issued the competitive-sports microchip. For this reason, I asked Dr. Beth Adubato to help me understand these phenomena and put them in perspective. Beth is a criminologist whose specialty is crime and sports.
December 12, 2011
What’s New With Our Writers: Janni Aragon co-facilitated a workshop on iPads and iOthers for faculty and staff at University of Victoria (Dec 1st). Janni also organized the Academic Women’s Caucus annual wine and cheese and the women faculty and librarian enjoyed time to network and enjoy conversation after a busy term (Dec 6th).
December 11, 2011
Knowing whom a journal expects us to cite in our work is often almost impossible. How, then, can we expect our students to know whom to cite?
December 11, 2011
I have an unusual addiction for an academic.  I enjoy drinking my morning coffee with the “Morning Mika” and “
December 11, 2011
The best performing community colleges aren’t necessarily those with the highest graduation or transfer rates; they’re those that consistently punch above their weight.
December 11, 2011
This post is aimed at university chief investment officers. Please don't put endowment resources into the planned 2012 Facebook IPO. If Russian oligarchs or Wall Street fund managers want to place a Facebook bet, by all means go for it.
December 11, 2011
Late this week, I received a letter from our longest serving faculty member. This person has served for over 50 years as a full-time faculty member and continues to be an excellent teacher, an outstanding colleague and a respected scholar.  

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