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The enchanting yes; the essential no

July 31, 2014

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Just over a year ago, I was riding a conference high. You know the kind; that afterglow that comes following a terrific professional development opportunity. In this instance, I had just returned from the 2013 CASE Summit with a head full of ideas and a spirit lifted by thought-provoking sessions and inspiring keynote speeches. One particularly […]

Corporate U? How about Military U?

July 30, 2014

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I wonder what academics who feel uneasy about former business leaders taking the helm of colleges and universities think about the University of Texas’ decision to pick a Navy admiral as the sole finalist to lead that 15-campus system? UT announced on Tuesday that Navy Adm. William McRaven, head of the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command, […]

Embracing the C-word in higher education

July 25, 2014

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Back in the heyday of the hippie era, counterculture comedian George Carlin created a stir with his anti-establishment monologue about the seven dirty words that weren’t allowed on television. (Four decades later, as The Atlantic pointed out in 2012, society is still struggling with the role of government on restricting language.) More recently, Brian Wm. Niles, founder […]

Friday Five: Fiscal year faves

July 3, 2014

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Blogger’s note: I know it’s only Thursday. But like many of my fellow Americans, I plan to put away the digital devices for much of the day in order to properly celebrate our nation’s independence. An early Happy Independence Day to those of you in the U.S. A belated Happy Canada Day to our neighbors […]

Making a spectacle of scientific research

June 15, 2014

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In my 23-plus years in the higher ed PR and marketing business, I’ve had my share of encounters with university researchers that go something like this: Me: Dr. So-and-so, I heard about your latest research project, and I think it would make a great story to share with the news media. Would you be willing to […]

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