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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At FAHE, in Oskaloosa

June 17, 2010 I’ve come to William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa for the annual meeting of the Friends Association of Higher Education (FAHE).  Last year we were at Woodbrooke, in England; next year we will be at Bryn Mawr, … Continue reading

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Maybe we should admit him

June 16, 2010 Now that Jesse Biddle, a Germantown Friends School graduate, has a Phillies contract, all he needs is an acceptance letter from Earlham to have a chance to be like William Kashatus.

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