Monthly Archives: November 2011

On the road again (soon)

In four weeks, I will be travelling to Cuba with a dozen Oglethorpe students and faculty for ten days of study on the island. I should note we get to spend New Year’s Eve in Havana. Not sure how much … Continue reading

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A breath of fresh air

John Rice, one of four vice chairs of GE and President and CEO of GE Global Growth and Operations, was back in town today. John and I worked together for a couple years on the Atlanta Education Fund Board where … Continue reading

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Gratitude

It is that season, after all. I will be heading to New York City tomorrow to spend the holiday with my father and family. It’s likely our last Thanksgiving with my dad. Our 93rd. My father has not been so … Continue reading

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At least Simpson Bowles agreed upon something

In light of the failure of the Super Committee to accomplish anything, I am reminded of our last, more successful bi-partisan effort to move our country forward. Alan Simpson, distinguished former Republican Senator from Wyoming. Erskine Bowles, banker, university president … Continue reading

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We’re number five!

Jeffrey Sachs, economist at Columbia University, posted yesterday on the work of the Super Committee. I sure hope these guys didn’t get paid extra for all their work on behalf of the American people. He writes: There are two forces … Continue reading

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We’re number one!

No, I am not writing about the BCS football rankings, which are a mess after the upsets yesterday. In between all the games, I managed to hear an interview with Lisa Ling about her upcoming show “Incarcerated in America” on … Continue reading

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Abelard, Apple and Ogle

WARNING, WARNING: This post exceeds all reasonable bounds for blog-length Richard A. DeMillo works down the street from us at Georgia Tech and has recently published a new book, Abelard to Apple, The Fate of American Colleges and Universities. http://www.scs.gatech.edu/people/richard-demillo. … Continue reading

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