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Surviving Freshman Orientation: Guest Post on Grown and Flown

After 10 years of working in higher education, I am used to the series of questions I get every summer: “Do you have the summer off?” “No.” “Oh really? Because my cousin is a professor and he doesn’t work in the summer.” “Right, well, faculty members sometimes take it off, but staff members don’t have… Continue reading Surviving Freshman Orientation: Guest Post on Grown and Flown

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Dallas Strong

A popular hashtag in the wake of tragedy is “#WeAre[insert name of person/location].” Maybe it’s slacktivism, but I’ve always appreciated them. They convey unity, solidarity, and the acknowledgement that while this particular event happened there, it can just as easily happen here. I think those are important messages to send to suffering families and communities.… Continue reading Dallas Strong

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Thoughts On 38 (Or Lack Thereof)

Birthdays, especially ones that get you within arm’s length of a new decade, should provide obvious blog inspiration. When the decade knocking on your door is your 40’s, you seem poised for a humorous, reflective, thoughtful post about the passage of time, what you have learned, what you still don’t know and how this birthday… Continue reading Thoughts On 38 (Or Lack Thereof)