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Embracing the C-word in higher education

July 25, 2014


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


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


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 […]

Friday Five: Good reads for #highered

June 13, 2014


Some recent-ish posts from the higher ed blogging community that I’ve enjoyed reading and thought were worth sharing: Pay more attention to the attention price you pay. This post by Karine Joly hits home on several levels and is well worth reading by anyone who is struggling with cognitive overload. Why are we still writing […]

Friday Five: #highered takeaways from the New York Times innovation team

May 16, 2014


Since the advent of the online era, The New York Times has been a leader in digital journalism and multimedia storytelling. Yet, as the recently leaked report from the Times’ newsroom innovation team points out, the organization is struggling — just like the rest of us — to find the ideal approach for reaching new audiences and developing […]


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