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April 14, 2008
I'll admit it: I want contradictory things for The Girl. I want her to grow up to be a strong and independent woman, but wouldn't mind if she skipped the whole 'rebellious' thing, at least in regard to her parents. (Since she's still a preschooler, I can still cherish this illusion.) I want her to be both confident and gracious, both brilliant and humble, and both sociable and autonomous.How hard can *that* be?I may be biased, but she *is* an amazing kid.
April 12, 2008
'Tis Spring, and an old(er) man's fancy turns to thoughts of ... possible policy changes for the coming academic year.Greenback University, like many schools, has effectively created a no-drive zone in the middle of campus. Sure, the occasional physical plant employee needs to drive a truck or a golf cart out onto the quad, but by and large, the center of campus is vehicle-free.
April 10, 2008
Right now I'm in the midst of an unbloggable circus, so letters are especially welcome.An earnest correspondent in the middle of nowhere writes:I'm an adjunct at a local CC, and I have two questions.
April 10, 2008
Tis Spring, and an old(er) man’s fancy turns to thoughts of ... possible policy changes for the coming academic year.
April 10, 2008
Of course printed books have been widely available to the masses since the 19th century, when new technologies in paper milling, lithography, power, and printing presses allowed for millions of page imprints in a day.
April 9, 2008
Several readers this week have asked variations on the same question. 'Tis the season, I guess.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
April 9, 2008
Tis Spring, and an old(er) man’s fancy turns to thoughts of ... possible policy changes for the coming academic year.Unlike paper, air travel paid for by the University is one of the things Greenback is supposed to include in its GHG inventory under the Presidents Climate Commitment. And we're trying. The difficulty is (as with many engineering problems) that the data simply doesn't exist. At least, not in any directly useful or reliable form.
April 8, 2008
One of the recurrent themes at the AACC panels was the difficulty in measuring the relative success of a community college, and the utter lack of rewards for that success. In the absence of either appropriate measures or incentives, judging performance - and encouraging good performance - is far harder than it ought to be.
April 8, 2008
‘Tis Spring, and an old(er) man’s fancy turns to thoughts of ... possible policy changes for the coming academic year.

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