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April 5, 2012
The Girl: “If you dug a tunnel to China, would the hole in the earth make a whistling sound as the earth turned?”
April 5, 2012
I was born logical and creative and comical and dark and practical and dreamy and compassionate and angry. I was born understanding myself as a whole; I never questioned my own composition. For a long time in my life, I believed that I could be anyone. But lives move forward in choices and in those choices there is growth. Most of those choices are necessary, but some of them are false. It never occurred to me that one day I would have to begin the doppelgängers's dance, the double-walking life of one made to divide one’s self. Again and again in my life I have been presented with a choice that I now know is false: the choice between artist and analyst.
April 5, 2012
Google releases innovative ideas and projects seemingly on a daily basis. With their commitment to creativity (and not being evil), Google supplies a steady stream of new tech. Recently, I came across a couple of Google projects that caught my eye.
April 5, 2012
In that case, Dean Dad, consider yourself flattered, because here are my Friday Fragments. 
April 5, 2012
Any disappointment starts with a confession. I grew up infused with the idea that acquiring higher education is the most important professional aim in life. As a consequence, it is highly recommended that one share the company of people who have acquired university studies because through a dialogue with such persons, you grow up as an intellectual individual. Intellectuals always meet to discuss ideas and thoughts on how to change the world for good, don’t they?
April 5, 2012
OER textbook startup Boundless Learning is being sued for copyright infringement by Pearson, Cengage, and Macmillan.  While the startup says that it's using openly licensed content to build its free textbooks, the publishers contend that the startup is copying topics, sub-topics, layouts and the like.
April 4, 2012
There must be something in the water in California. A few months ago, the world saw the viral video of campus police tear gassing protesters at a UC campus. This week, students at Santa Monica College -- a community college -- were tear gassed when trying to enter a public meeting to protest the proposed two-tier tuition plan outlined here.
April 4, 2012
One of the best aspects of working on a college campus is the enormous number of opportunities to hear knowledgeable people talk about interesting topics.  Usually for free. Tonight was one of those opportunities. 
April 4, 2012
This week we learned about the newest player in the online higher ed for-profit space, the Minerva Project. Check out Audrey's blog post and  and Doug's article  for some good background and discussion about Minerva.
April 4, 2012
In June of 2010, Brené Brown gave an amazing TED talk on vulnerability. When I first watched her talk, I realized that she had articulated the way that I try to live my life -- professionally and personally. Brown emphasized the concept of "wholeheartedness" and how it relates to vulnerability.

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