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The SSS Paper: “Get Off Your Couch!”

Audience members asked and I promised to provide a copy of the paper I presented this week. It is a working draft.

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

For-Profit Colleges: Organized for Urgency and Social “Pain”? SSS 2013

As has become my custom, I am posting my presentation slides ahead of the presentation that those so inclined can choose to not take notes. This is my first presentation … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 6 Comments

Race and Grad School, Redux

I have had many interesting discussions about my essay on race, reality and “don’t go!” graduate school advice. I thank the Chronicle of Higher Ed for picking it up. I … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Social Media and Academia Presentation: With A Little Help From My Friends

Today I am joining the Institute for Liberal Arts to give a presentation to doctoral students about social media. It’s not something I have ever thought of as an area … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

And A Child Will Lead Them: Aamira Fetuga and Suzy Lee Weiss

When Suzy Lee Weiss wrote her now infamous, high profile screed about how diversity initiatives in college admissions unfairly penalize white middle class kids who don’t have the good fortune … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Understanding HigherEd By “Re-Visioning Emory”

I had the great honor of participating in a unique symposium event at Emory University last night. The event was student led, faculty guided, interdisciplinary, and courageously reflective. The organizers … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Power of Thinking in Public

I write a lot but I do not often post my core academic work on my blog. I especially do not often do it when the work is still very … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blanket “Don’t Go To Graduate School!” Advice Ignores Race and Reality?

When I decided to return to graduate school I was about as devoid of prestige as one can be. I was old, from a no-name undergraduate university (worse, maybe, an … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 72 Comments

How I Ended Up Constructing An Elite For-Profit College

It is a thought exercise. It is one I have resisted but that my advisers have pushed me to tangle with. I brought it up to Kevin Kinser recently on … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

Lean In Litmus Test: Is This For Women Who Can Cry At Work?

I have reasons for not leaning in with Sheryl Sandberg. Kate Losse  writes a great, insightful piece that situates Sandburg’s book in the neo-liberal corporate ethos that dominates some feminist … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 15 Comments