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Midway through the break, here in sunny Boston I hear rumors of a thing called Spring. We’re getting teased aplenty. Winter just will not let go. Thought I’d share my mid-semester mind binge: Lost in a symptom: The Nation on marijuana reform blog post from David Simon’s The Audacity of Despair Taking a look at […]
Is student affairs now about a steady, slow professional control or are those professionals primed for substantial change? Birth of the Cool – kind of change or change as fast as an old soul ballad? Will we – the student experience profession-types – still be here? Necessary? If not, who? What? We’ve assembled a group […]
Let’s go there. Here’s a draft of the question? Is _______________ Student Affairs too narrowly focused on ___________ and cut off from ________________ colleges and universities? Discuss! Morning java. Wireless. Comfy spots to sit. Something to nosh. A drink later on. War stories. Laughter. Plenty to talk about. Lots to catch-up on. A smirky […]
January 20, 2014 2pm Boston University ‘s Metcalf Ballroom at 775 Commonwealth Avenue Something In the Way of Things (In Town) – The Roots Featuring Amiri Baraka Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me ‘round – Boston University Inner Strength Gospel Choir Welcome and Acknowledgments – Kenneth Elmore, Boston University Dean of Students I’ve got […]
Some time around late November I start a version of coffee and conversation in my head. The question for debate has been the same: is Martin Luther King, Jr. too remote and too much of an icon to matter anymore? When is the reflection successful and what makes any of this matter? This year, I’ve […]
It is officially Red Carpet Season. I love the fret about what to wear, the Twitter snark about what so-and-so ended up donning, the bright lights, the photos, the music and the scene and be seen. Hollywood isn’t alone in the buzz. We’re rolling out the red – excuse me, Scarlet – carpet for […]
Nelson Mandela was the shining example of grace and dignity on this earth, with politics that tore at the limits of nonviolence within a surreal, dystopian society. He awakened my intellectual fire and later conquered a world. His words, work, and persistence insisted that I be conscious. He was my Sengbe Pieh, Harriet Tubman, Ella […]
Beauty is not the goal of competitive sports, but high-level sports are a prime venue for the expression of human beauty. The relation is roughly that of courage to war. The human beauty we’re talking about here is beauty of a particular type; it might be called kinetic beauty. Its power and appeal are universal. […]
We dream of pleasant surprises from the routine that are about to happen this weekend- a national, professional sports championship that will be awarded in our city, along with the annual festiveness that comes with Halloween. The people of Boston are host to Major League Baseball’s final championship games of the season. The 2013 […]
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