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Monthly Archives: December 2011
College professors are the ones most likely to be sifting through history’s remains for meaning and contemplating the future for human direction, which means that Universities are not merely places to get an education, they represent institutional memory, seats of … Continue reading
This past Thursday a group of us from around the state met by conference call at 10 am central, 11 eastern; calling in from our offices and homes as it was convenient to do so; discussing our assignment as members … Continue reading
Gary Gutting, writing in the “Stone” Column of the NY Times, today; says well, what I have tried to say before in this blog, that college should be about more than getting a job, since if that were all it … Continue reading
I know we all heard the flak over the Tennessee Board of Regents hiring Chancellor John Morgan, due to his lack of a terminal degree; but I had a chance to spend some time with him a few months back … Continue reading
Is failure not an option for you? If you say yes, failure is not an option, you may not only be wrong; but worse, you may be running from the greatest source of wisdom life affords. Richard Saunders pointed this … Continue reading
UTM, after a good deal of advocacy by Chancellor Rakes, will now be offering lucrative scholarships and tuition breaks to the best students from outside Tennessee. The first students will arrive in the Fall of 2012 and in my opinion … Continue reading