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February 26, 2008
A new correspondent writes:I am currently an associate professor at a community college. I have applied for several positions in four year institutions. My applications are in and now I am waiting to see if I will get any interviews. I'm a perfect fit for several of the positions I've applied for and, I think, a decent fit for the others, so I am expecting to interview at several institutions.Here are my questions:
February 25, 2008
"Elsewhere, when you violate the law or the rules, you go to jail or pay a fine," says an amazed Andrew Zimbalist, a man who's been following university sports closely for decades and ought to be way past amazement.
February 24, 2008
As my college stares down the barrel of a nasty external funding cut for the coming fiscal year, and a strong likelihood of another one after that, it's becoming clear to me that higher ed is in a really lousy position for dealing with recessions.
February 24, 2008
According to the Harvard Crimson, the University of Iowa is trying to get students into Friday classes. Iowa is apparently doing it in an effort to curb “Thirsty Thursday” drinking.
February 22, 2008
My sincere thanks to everyone who’s visited any or all of the three rings of this week’s Churm circus. The contest entries are great, and I appreciate every comment and e-mail.
February 22, 2008
You may leave your contest entry as a comment to this post, or atLitPark, where you can check out some of the competition.***In honor of my revelation of my real name and previously undisclosed location, my online pals are sponsoring a short writing contest with big-time prizes.
February 22, 2008
Apparently, an electric utility has offered Kansas State $2.5 million on the condition that the state government reconsider and approve two new coal-fired power plants. The utility — Sunflower Electric Power Corp. — says that the money is for energy research, and will be paid over a 10-year period. They say it’s not a bribe, but that funds simply won’t be available if the new plants aren’t approved. Right.
February 21, 2008
The Girl is the cutest, most angelic looking three year old on the planet.But don't be fooled.Yesterday morning, as The Wife and I were upstairs getting ready, and The Boy and The Girl were downstairs, finishing their breakfast:TB: *Mo-ooooommmmm*!TW (sighing): What?TB: TG said I *suck*!DD: (stifled laugh)TW: TG, did you say that?TG (brightly): Sow-wy!TW was mortified, but I was a little proud. TG may look like a girlie girl, but she takes no crap. Over time, this will be a good thing.
February 20, 2008
A couple of posts ago, I threatened to explain more about some of the reasons it’s hard to get people to save energy on campuses. Let’s use Greenback U as an example.
February 20, 2008
A new correspondent writes:I read your blog daily and know there are many wise readers who help those seeking knowledge. I am in search!Our Biology instructor is taking a class to the gulf coast for a week long Marine Biology trip. They will spend one night in a hotel both coming and going to the coast. While there, the students will be staying in apartment-style housing where everyone will have their own bed. However, at the hotel, that option is not available.

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