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March 9, 2011
The state university in Campinas, UNICAMP, one of the leading research universities in Brazil, has announced a new experimental procedure for student admissions[1]. Instead of the traditional entrance examination, 120 students will be selected from all local public schools based on their scores in the National Assessment of Secondary Education – ENEM – one or two per school.
March 8, 2011
David Schatsky of Green Research just released the results of an interesting survey of senior business executives with corporate sustainability responsibility. After some 30+ interviews, what he came up with is the unsurprising conclusion that different businesses define sustainability in different ways, that they attempt to achieve it by different methods, and that they exhibit quite a range of underlying motivations.
March 8, 2011
Those of us who went through grad school in the '90s probably remember when “post-” was the prefix of choice. (For younger readers, it was similar to the use of “e-” ten years ago or “i-” now.) It tarted with “postmodernism,” but quickly grew to become a cultural habit. “Posties” were those who couldn't stop proclaiming the “death of...” whatever. The cultural mood at the time was that we were at the end of something, but the next thing hadn't arrived yet. We were late to the party, but didn't really have one of our own.
March 8, 2011
Like Libby, I also was interested in Rosemarie’s Monday post about Role Models. I agree with both of these Mama, PhDs that our generation is in the unique position of being at the exciting beginning of the era redefining amazing opportunities that women (and their families) have in the workforce and in academia.
March 8, 2011
This post is written for three audiences:- People willing to pull apart, critique and improve upon the idea.- People who are smarter than I am who can actually program, develop and create.- People who are richer than I am, who can pay the programmers and developers to make this idea a reality.Call it an elevator pitch by blog post. All rights reserved.The Theory:
March 8, 2011
Do we need politicians with a serious academic background to increase the general quality of the public debates? Or, is academia (only) a source of symbolic power and influence for politicians and, in general, public figures, and a step in their career to top positions in the establishment?
March 7, 2011
Regular readers know that I'm consistently disappointed in the New York Times' coverage of higher ed, since it mostly boils down to Stanley Fish and Mark Taylor. But this week, just to be contrary, it decided to throw a curveball and publish something intelligent.
March 7, 2011
Courses are Apps, Colleges are Platforms. Courses are like Apps Because:
March 7, 2011
Student affairs professionals frequently use hashtags on Twitter to organize around specific topics and add context to their tweets. One of the most influential student affairs hashtags is the #SAchat tag. Numerous hashtags have emerged as a way for student affairs practitioners to create community, engage in networking, and as spaces for peer-to-peer conversations.

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