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January 2, 2012
My first book was the result of years of graduate work and was born of my dissertation. It had gone through multiple iterations and critiques from my adviser and dissertation committee. In the end, I felt as though the whole project was out of my hands, and I was simply responding to the demands of others. Of course, that is the point — as a graduate student, you are being shaped to join the ranks of academics who speak the same (metaphoric) language and share similar expectations for academic work.
January 2, 2012
As the new year begins I feel mostly how arbitrary the turning of the year is. The new school year began in August (September for some of you, including both my kids); the western Christian liturgical year, as I noted recently, began in November, and the Lunar New Year won’t come around until later this month.
January 1, 2012
Some of the last minute news of 2011 -- namely MITx -- made making predictions for 2012 for higher ed and technology particularly interesting. 
December 31, 2011
What would you like the word to be that captures 2012 for you?
December 30, 2011
Contributor Okla Elliott interviews poet and writer David Kirby, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at FSU.
December 26, 2011
Happy Holidays from University of Venus. 
December 25, 2011
Despite a new bill headed for parliament, the regulatory framework for permitting overseas institutions to operate in India seems as murky as ever. Observers, inside and out of India, will watch with interest the next steps of this seemingly unending an confusing saga.
December 24, 2011
Okay, it is not really the Feeney Graduate School, although, with his permission, Mr. Feeney should allow Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology to honor him in that way. 
December 24, 2011
It is hard to believe Bahrain sought to become a global education hub as recently as 2006 & 2007.
December 22, 2011
1.  The Girl actually -- and I am not making this up -- asked for her two front teeth for Christmas.  As she put it, utterly deadpan, missing her front teeth “makes it hard to eat apples.”  I thought she had a pretty good point. 2. Some successful hires at the college.

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