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The utility of observational studies

Some months ago I was reading The New York Review of Books and the author talked about an ophthalmologist who was visiting an art exhibit and came upon the work of Chuck Close.  Close creates larger-than-life hyper-real portraits.  The eye doctor saw what he thought was a serious eye condition in one of the subjects […]

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10 things I wish all professors knew

I got my PhD in 1984.  During that time I’ve done research on students, faculty, and administrators.  I’ve seen different individuals and groups as ‘research subjects’ as students, colleagues, and as friends.  I’ve developed some thoughts I’d like to share based on my research, my observations, and common sense.  By no means is this everything […]

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10 things I wish all associate professors knew

I got my PhD in 1984.  During that time I’ve done research on students, faculty, and administrators.  I’ve seen different individuals and groups as “research subjects” as students, colleagues, and as friends.  I’ve developed some thoughts I’d like to share based on my research, my observations, and common sense.  By no means is this everything […]

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On Boycotts – Part II

I had written a week or so ago about the hope that USC would boycott JanSport because of their relationship to VF Corporation (the parent company), and VF’s unwillingness to adhere to certain standards to protect workers, particularly in Bangladesh. A student from SCALE (the Student Coalition against Labor Exploitation) contacted me and told me that […]

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Punishing Public Service

Co-authored by Bill Tierney What’s with our community organizer president? The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program was created in 2007 as an incentive for college grads to take jobs that serve the community. Currently, graduates working in public service positions can apply for loan forgiveness and have all of their debt, regardless of the […]

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On Boycotts

A student recently asked me to sign a letter pertaining to a boycott (see below). She is a member of SCALE – the Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation. The information about the boycott can be confusing so I asked my top-notch PhD students to look into the matter; permit me to summarize what we have […]

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10 Things I Wish All Assistant Professors Knew

I got my PhD in 1984.  During that time I’ve done research on students, faculty, and administrators.  I’ve seen different individuals and groups as “research subjects”, as students, colleagues, and as friends. I’ve developed some thoughts I’d like to share based on my research, my observations, and common sense. By no means is this everything […]

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On Travel – and Listening

Last spring I was nominated to be an Interdisciplinary Fellow at the University of Hong Kong.  Much to my pleasant surprise I got it.  The result is that I’m currently in Hong Kong.  I’ll be here for a month, and then return for a month at a time for the next two years.  The goal […]

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10 Things I Wish All Master’s Degree Students Knew

I got my PhD in 1984. During that time I’ve done research on students, faculty, and administrators. I’ve seen different individuals and groups as “research subjects” as students, colleagues, and as friends. I’ve developed some thoughts I’d like to share based on my research, my observations, and common sense. By no means is this everything […]

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10 Things I Wish All Undergraduates Knew

I got my PhD in 1984. During that time I’ve done research on students, faculty, and administrators. I’ve seen different individuals and groups as “research subjects” as colleagues, and as friends. Over the coming weeks I’ve developed some thoughts I’d like to share based on my research, observations, and common sense. By no means is […]

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