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August 21, 2011
With the growth of on-line services has come a wealth of convenience. I log into the Hofstra portal and my email around the globe. I rarely step inside of a bank. I purchase more and more products on-line, I pay more and more bills on-line, and I even access much of the national, regional and higher education news on-line. The rapidly increasing transition to more and more on-line products and services in the last decade has been a welcome change. I know I am more productive and efficient as a result and I even believe I have slightly more discretionary time.
August 21, 2011
Can two mature campuses share one President? Apparently, in a cost-cutting move, the SUNY system is considering having three of its sitting Presidents become Presidents of two colleges each. The idea is to save the salaries of three Presidents, and to make a conspicuous public statement about moving resources out of administration and into teaching.
August 21, 2011
This might seem like a strange argument to make at this time. Last week, HP killed the TouchPad, surrendering in the face of the iPad juggernaut. An 8/19 NYTimes headline reads "As PCs Wane, Companies Look to Tablets" -- for an article that looks ahead to coming tablets from Amazon and Sony.
August 21, 2011
With college in the air, I have been doing more thinking about the home vs. away question. I still think that whatever Ben wants is the best choice (assuming we can afford it, as Father of 4 pointed out in last week’s comments), but one facet of going away to school has particular resonance for me: the experience of developing intimacy through living with someone long-term.
August 21, 2011
What’s New at University of Venus - Week Ending 20 August 2011 University of Venus Around the Web: Janine Utell at The GuardianLeadership lessons from Tina Fey. Prof Hacker commentary on Janine Utell’s “Lessons from Bossypants.” What’s New With Our Writers:
August 18, 2011
A frustrated student writes (it’s a bit long):In a nutshell: I got a B and should have gotten an A, can you see why I'm uncomfortable going to talk to the dean about this? However, the letter grade isn't my gripe.Please forgive my ignorance, but, this is the bigger picture that I can't seem to gain a sense of reasoning on.
August 18, 2011
Last month, I was invited to a conference in Kuwait to deliver a speech. I was given very little notice. After a speedy preparation of 3-4 days I made it to the Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul. As I handed my passport to the police officer at passport control, the officer looked at my passport, smiled at me and said, “I was the one who processed your passport the last time you went abroad.” It was only about a month ago that I had been in Poland within the context of the Erasmus Programme.

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