Monthly Archives: September 2012

College Costs: The Dishonest Conversation (1)

September 25, 2012 We are having a deeply dishonest conversation about college costs in this country, and we’re likely to go on having this dishonest conversation for the indefinite future.  No one seems prepared to put a stop to it. … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Diversity”

September 23, 2012 “Diversity,” an essential term now in higher education, once meant wickedness as well as difference.  As the word takes on positive connotation 18th century, it is not variation in race, gender or sexual orientation that is lifted … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Report”

September 22, 2012 For many of us, the word “report” makes the heart sink.  No I don’t want to read another report.  How boring will that be?  Who ever found a report humorous?  Uplifting? And no, I don’t want to … Continue reading

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IT Message of the Day

September 19, 2012 Not making this up, as Dave Barry, would say, especially on Talk Like a Pirate Day: Arrrrrr!  And, you have a good day, too, matey.  I wish I could sometimes detect myself as a virus.  That would … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Dirt” vs. “Soil”

September 19, 2012 At a land trust meeting last night, I noticed some people were taking care in the use of the words “dirt” and “soil.” I would have used them interchangeably, but they clearly were not.  CountryMax explains: A … Continue reading

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