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Lake Superior State issues annual list of words to avoid.

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May 5, 2011
When I first heard about it, I said to myself, “How do I kill this idea?” My chancellor wanted to participate in a reality show. What a nightmare!It was during my first months on campus. A new job, at a University of California campus on the rise. Great plans to help this campus break into the national consciousness. So very many heavy, strategic communications activities to organize.And now a reality show. What a nightmare!
April 29, 2011
Many colleges worry about the costs of environmentally friendly policies. Foothill-De Anza's experience suggests that they worry too much.
April 8, 2011
Academics should not let misuse of other's words pass without comment -- whether the perpetrators are New Yorker authors or college presidents, Hollis Robbins writes.
March 1, 2011
The blog Stuff White People Like quickly developed a strong following and turned into a book, and then a second, with a faux anthropological look at ... stuff white people like.
February 25, 2011
Members of the other academy offer their Oscar endorsements.
February 25, 2011
At U of All People, beset by budget woes, department heads make their case to the powers-that-be. David Galef reads their e-mail.
February 1, 2011
Jeffrey J. Williams proposes an unusual tactic to make room for new blood in the academe. Let's just say it involves shedding a little old blood.
January 7, 2011
Like many colleges, U of All People still seems to be putting up facilities even as it is slashing budgets elsewhere. David Galef reports.
December 23, 2010
Maybe it's time for a new kind of instructor evaluation of students, writes Rob Weir.
December 20, 2010
To distract herself from the onslaught of grading, Maria Shine Stewart contemplates commas, dashes and lesser-known marks.

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