Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working
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Ever since NERCHE published their “Full Participation: Building the Architecture for Diversity and Community Engagement in Higher Education” report, the links between diverse students (diversity broadly conceived here) and the ability of public institutions to fulfill missions connected to the public good has been on my mind. Nice to see a dovetail here!
I’m tuning in to things that are at the intersection of interest areas, and Yellowdig.com: yes. Rocket science moment: the basic idea is that students learn socially whether they are in or outside of classrooms. But the best ideas are the ones that take what we know and move us to where we might want … Continue reading
I am in love with storytelling in podcast-form. Like many others, I binge-listened to Serial. My sister gave me tickets to The Moth for Christmas. Most recently, PRX/Transom’s How Sound has occupied much of my listening time, as I travel to and from work, catch up on laundry on the weekend, or wolf down a … Continue reading
I remember the first time I read the words “Mike Hawkins (aka Brother Mike) is the heart and soul of YOUmedia” (http://bit.ly/1zciMHZ). Thinking of all those whose lives were made better by Brother Mike’s work and presence. Continue reading
This post is my first in quite a while. I haven’t written since earlier this year, at Southern Places, Digital Spaces. And I haven’t written in my previous thinking.writing.living blog since the fall of 2009. In homage to Boyer, the title of this post is an acknowledgement that scholarship–and being a scholar–can “look” a lot … Continue reading