Monthly Archives: June 2010

Getting it right

June 30, 2010 The blogosphere is abuzz this morning with the news that the Daily Kos has accused Research 2000, a polling firm that has supplied weekly polling data to the Daily Kos, of providing data that “wasn’t legit.” Yesterday’s … Continue reading

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In Annapolis with Martha Kanter

June 29, 2010 A week ago at the annual gathering of the Annapolis Group*, I had occasion to hear Martha Kanter, the Under Secretary for Higher Education in the U.S. Department of Education.  I’ve been carrying her remarks around with … Continue reading

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Inadequate Financial Aid

June 27, 2010 Worth reading: this report from The Advisory Committee on Student Financial Aid, a group that advises the U.S. Department of Education and the Congress about student financial aid matters. Titled, “The Rising Price of Inequality: How Inadequate … Continue reading

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Best Undergraduate Teaching?

June 24, 2010 [Updated below] An Earlham faculty member notes on our faculty listserv that Earlham has been ranked #5 for “best undergraduate teaching” in U.S. News and World Report. Here’s my response to the faculty: I believe this assessment … Continue reading

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Not Meeting Tom Mortenson in Oskaloosa

June 19, 2010 I had hoped to meet Tom Mortenson when I came to Oskaloosa.  I’ve wanted to meet him — to thank him — for a long while, but I don’t often come to Oskaloosa, and that is where … Continue reading

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