Prose and Purpose

After 25 years on the job, a former provost examines the world on campus and in higher ed.

March 2, 2014 - 3:40pm
In this terrible winter in the northeast, having restaurants almost empty - even during normally busy times - has become the norm rather than the exception.
February 23, 2014 - 5:06pm
In a recent consultant’s report, in a section where the discussion focused on online degree programs, the report noted that 34% of the master’s degrees in education are earned through online education.
February 16, 2014 - 8:09pm
The first Broadway show I ever attended was My Fair Lady.  My mom took me to the show, and I remember enjoying it but being disappointed by the ending.
February 2, 2014 - 6:07pm
I have been watching and listening to multiple state and local leaders articulating their priorities for next year.  And much of what I hear is music to my ears.
January 26, 2014 - 2:38pm
Because of the bad weather just after New Year’s Day, we spent three days trying to get back from Hawaii.
January 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
As an economist, I always await all the major economic data that is released on a regular weekly or monthly or yearly basis.
January 5, 2014 - 6:02pm
The Congressional compromise deficit reduction agreement is a very good end of the year present.
December 15, 2013 - 5:12pm
I am always impressed by how well network television presents pro sports.  Network television has not provided equal time to the arts.
December 8, 2013 - 5:20pm
On more than one occasion, I have sat behind students taking notes at a lecture on their computer but also looking at Facebook, email and other websites almost seamlessly at the same time.
December 1, 2013 - 3:54pm
I am writing this blog on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. I can still remember exactly where I was when the news was announced and can still remember how sad I was.

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