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February 3, 2011
Xu Xi, finalist for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize, reads here from her novel Habit of a Foreign Sky at the Asia Society New York, November 8, 2010.
February 3, 2011
Shameless hucksterism here: Tonight, Dan Solove, John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law George Washington University Law School, on The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet!Go to www.ucpl.cornell.edu for a link to live streamed video, 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.Can't make it? The talk will be archived within 24 hours :-)I will try to take questions from remote audience. Email me at tbm3@cornell.eduTracy
February 3, 2011
As always, simply e-mail me (only once today—you can and should enter once each day!) at oronte.churm@insidehighered.com to enter. Today only, be sure to include in your title these secret words: Day Two Raffle***The Prizes:
February 2, 2011
Still marooned by snow -- seriously, guys, the bloom is off the rose -- I had the chance to devour Academically Adrift, by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa. It’s a study of student performance on the Collegiate Learning Assessment exam, focusing particularly on demonstrated critical thinking skills. It’s the book that made headlines with its claim that most students don’t learn anything during their first two years of college. As someone who works at a two-year college, I considered the gauntlet thrown.
February 2, 2011
From the archives - this post was originally published at http://uvenus.org on 2010.02.17.
February 2, 2011
If you’ve been snowed in and have a little time on your hands -- as I do in Chicago — then I bet you’ve either read or heard about Stephanie Coontz’s new book, A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s.
February 2, 2011
Yesterday, I wrote about what I learned about Capella U. The discussion around the post was great - a challenging, honest, and positive dialogue.Today I'd like to share some of my hopes for Capella:
February 2, 2011
It's a confusing time to be working to promote sustainability at Greenback U. We're proud of what we've done to date, but we don't seem to be progressing much further right at the moment. We've had good backing from the higher-ups for a couple of years, but now sponsorship and support at the "suit" level seems to have gone AWOL. And, while for years our discussions have focused on energy and emissions and costs and (when I can work it in) society, now all of a sudden we're talking about "optics".
February 2, 2011
Most readers know what collegeACB is: a gossip or rumor site that targets college campuses. I have written about it before. I am writing about it again because I have my suspicions that site owners and/or their personnel seed the site. What else would account for such obviously inflammatory and sickening statements made against minorities the first day of the semester?
February 1, 2011
Eugene Alper is a talented cat. Translator (Anton Chekhov: A Brother's Memoir, by Mikhail Chekhov), actor (catch him on Law & Order: LA), and musician, here he reads his translations of poet Tatiana Kuzovleva then performs hauntingly beautiful music he wrote to her Russian lyrics.

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