Presidential Memoirs and Priorities

I am a higher education nerd. When I travel and spot a college campus, I explore it. When people tell me that their children are attending this school or that university, I actually am interested in hearing more their child’s college experience. When given the chance to read a book about a college, I usually do.…

Equity and Stereotypes – We Have Much Work To Do

My parents told me when I was a child to avoid stereotyping people. They said that stereotypes were unfair and lazy ways of judging. Their admonitions made sense. Since I wanted to be thought of as a special person, why shouldn’t I do the same for others? It also seemed relatively easy: don’t judge in…

Following the Money – Right Into the End Zone

For many Americans, thinking about higher education means thinking about sports, especially college football. We love college football and our passion for it is growing annually. College football may not be central to the mission of most colleges and universities, but understanding its popularity and influence is essential. Gilbert Gaul, a prize-winning journalist, explains how…