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NOTE: The following post is from our good colleague, Dr. David Rothman, an accomplished scholar and poet, who continues to produce works of wonder and humor under the inspiration of the Muse.   It would be hard to find anyone in education who is unaware of the tremendous structural problems facing the industry, especially private higher ed, in...

Certainly we find ourselves in trying times, between a global pandemic, with all of its economic implications, and the social unrest that simmers and then boils over onto the streets of American cities. It’s tough out there, and it’s hard to get our bearings in the 24/7 news cycle with its constant stream of information and conflicting reports.  Meanwhile, parents face the strain of determining their children’s future, as...

Stay safe. Stay at home. And, the most important thing: stay connected and inspired.” Those parting words from an online post by the conductor of the LA Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel—which got me thinking about the sources of inspiration we might draw upon, at this peculiar time. For Dudamel, his inspiration comes from making beautiful music. And,...

In the continued quest for a COVID-19 vaccine, this week’s issue of Science contained an editorial pointing to the misguided comments of two French doctors, who had suggested (in the editorialist’s words) that “ethical and safety standards for testing vaccines and treatments in [African] nations are lower than in other countries.”  While social media was quick to confront the doctors’...

Stay safe. Stay at home. And, the most important thing: stay connected and inspired.” Those parting words from an online post by the conductor of the LA Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel—which got me thinking about the sources of inspiration we might draw upon, at this peculiar time. For Dudamel, his inspiration comes from making beautiful music. And,...