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December 5, 2011
I had a terrific experience as a doctoral student. The courses, the faculty, the other students all made for a wonderful educational journey.
December 5, 2011
GradHacker began as a bootcamp to introduce grad students to social media that would improve their lives. Most of our authors use a myriad of tech on a daily basis. All of us have Twitter, many are also on Google +, we own a diversity of smart phones, and our laptops are more an extension of our person than a tool. Technology is increasing important to academia, with online discussion and electronic publication becoming a frequent practice. Personally, I wouldn’t be where I am without Twitter and Wordpress opening a number of important windows of opportunity to me. 
December 5, 2011
Google Scholar Citations allow scholars to track how frequently their journal and book articles are cited. But the program, which just opened to the public, has a few problems.
December 4, 2011
What can the MLA and other organizations do to work towards taking higher education back.
December 4, 2011
As an industry, we’ll be in serious trouble as long as it’s taboo to speak the truth.  The responses to these two pieces suggest that we aren’t yet ready to come to grips with reality.
December 4, 2011
While Niall Ferguson's new book, Civilization: The West and the Rest, is mostly about the past, it true importance is what it says about our future. Nowadays it is hard not too worry about the future, as we struggle from one funding crisis to the next, watching resources for public investments (like education) erode.
December 4, 2011
One of the challenges in trying to get folks to understand how a future can be both more sustainable and subjectively better than what we're used to is getting them to step back from what they "know" to be true.  Simple basic facts like "more money is better than less money", and "efficient is better than inefficient".  For some reason, most Greenback students have trouble challenging either of those ideas.  (Of course, so do most Greenback faculty.  And most Backboro residents.  And most everybody I've ever met.)
December 4, 2011
I am not done writing about the connection between big-money sports and rape culture on college campuses. Today, though, I would like to describe two experiences that highlighted for me the value of a shared activity that engages such huge numbers of people across geographical, cultural, and economic boundaries.
December 2, 2011
In 2012, I want to take action. But what kind? How? And to what end?

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