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January 24, 2011 - 9:15pm
The EDU mood lately has not been kind to the Kindle. It's all "iPad this" and "iPad that". In comparison to the iPad, the Kindle is: bad for taking notes; bad for marking up text; incapable of surfing the web; incapable of displaying video….the list goes on.How can the Kindle, and Amazon, get its EDU Mojo back?
January 24, 2011 - 9:07pm
This past weekend all four of us started watching the Jets-Steelers game. The Wife and The Girl peeled off early, but The Boy stuck with me for almost the entire first half.(I rarely watch football, other than the Super Bowl. This was unusual for us.)
January 24, 2011 - 8:48pm
The two most e-mailed articles in my cohort last week seem to have been the “Tiger Mother” piece from the Washington Post (and various responses to
January 24, 2011 - 9:15am
Editors' note: Anne Corbett's entry below was originally published in Open Democracy (19 January 2011). Our thanks to David Hayes for permission to repost it here.
January 24, 2011 - 3:45am
I first met Erika Dreifus through her blog ,Practicing Writing, and e-newsletter, The Practicing Writer, both excellent resources on the craft and business of writing. In fact, my nonfiction book contract was the result of a query I made after reading a listing in her “Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities.”
January 23, 2011 - 8:47pm
Arizona and Texas have apparently decided that community colleges have way too much money. They're taking different approaches to solving the “problem.” In Arizona, they're proposing a fifty percent across-the-board cut in state aid. In Texas, they're combining a smaller-but-still-substantial across the board cut with actually closing four campuses.
January 23, 2011 - 7:45pm
I just found out that I didn’t win a dissertation prize for which I had submitted my 300+ page work (I got honorable mention), so now I am brushing off the old girl for publication.
January 23, 2011 - 7:00pm
Did you buy your domain name this year? Did you purchase YourName[dot]com? Did you start a new blog?I have observed a massive upswing in both new web domains and blogs amongst the student affairs professionals that I follow on Twitter. It would seem that buying your name as your web address and starting a blog on said URL is the "in" thing to do in 2011. While a lot of people have been blogging for several years and/or already have a registered domain name, it would seem that a large swath of professionals have recently begun to dip their toes in the student affairs techie pool.
January 23, 2011 - 7:00pm
The micro-history that started it all was Mark Kurlansky's 1998 Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World.From Cod, I was hooked. My brain understands the world best through a narrow lens. If a micro-history is released as an audiobook (unfortunately not always a sure bet), then I'm a reliable consumer.Great Audio Micro-Histories That I Loved:
January 23, 2011 - 6:05pm
I welcome the opportunity to provide recommendations for outstanding students. I believe it is part of our mission as faculty and as administrators to facilitate continued success for the top students. I always try hard to capture the essence of the student I’m recommending so that whoever reads the recommendation has both a better understanding of the student and of my motivation for providing the recommendation.

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