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March 22, 2010 - 4:24pm
As I've mentioned before, I'm not a big fan of Walmart's big box business model. I don't care for its impacts on economic sustainability, social sustainability, or ecological sustainability. (Energy efficient lighting and supply chain carbon reductions notwithstanding, the climate is definitely worse off because of Walmart's impact on the retail sector.)But today I learned more about the SEEP program Walmart runs, and I have to give credit where credit is due.
March 21, 2010 - 9:49pm
On Thursday, sitting in an aisle seat next to an empty seat next to a pleasantly silent young Irish woman following a successful trip to Dublin, life seemed relatively fine; then the pilot came on to tell us that we had to turn back because of something or other so after a half an hour in the air Continental flight CO127 turned back to Dublin rather than, as he put it, “run the risk of running into problems over the Atlantic.”
March 21, 2010 - 9:37pm
Political momentum being what it is, it's looking like the more innovative and interesting parts of the American Graduation Initiative are pretty much dead at this point.To the extent that improvements are likely to happen, it looks like Congress may default to its usual setting, and simply increase the maximum Pell grants.Uh, thanks, but that means literally nothing to community colleges. Absolutely nothing.
March 21, 2010 - 9:34pm
Earlier this week a relatively junior administrator asked me if there was any advice I could give him regarding a career in higher education administration. Wanting to resist stating the obvious (find what you feel really passionate about and devote your time, attention, and energy to that area), I thought about the crucial advice given to me early in my career and two specific pieces of advice came immediately to mind.
March 21, 2010 - 8:57pm
NPR is kicking our ass. Technology wise. Should it bother me that a bunch of elitist, left-wing, fair-trading, latte sipping, radio bloviating NPRians have figured out how to leverage the power of social media while us geniuses in higher ed remains stuck somewhere between the 21st and 11th centuries?
March 21, 2010 - 8:39pm
I was reading an article recently. From the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. I read this kind of thing all the time. Really, Nothing better to wake up the gray cells over a hot cup of coffee and a cold bowl of corn flakes.
March 21, 2010 - 8:26pm
March 18, 2010 - 11:59pm
On the other hand, my novel has been listed as a finalist for ForeWord Magazine's
March 18, 2010 - 10:25pm
"Should master's programs train their students for the number of students they would have in an ideal world or the number of students they will have in this era of expanding class sizes and bulging enrollments at community colleges?"The latter.This piece about the programs that grant master's degrees in composition raised a crucial, if underappreciated, issue. And it's certainly not limited to writing programs or English departments.
March 18, 2010 - 10:05pm
The iPad is set to illuminate the limits of the browser based LMS. The user experience through iPad optimized Apps is going to be far superior than the browser experience.


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