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Aboard the higher education ocean liner in a sea of changing affordances, and... wait, what is that? Looks kind of like a big white mountain, only...
Aboard the higher education ocean liner in a sea of changing affordances, and... wait, what is that? Looks kind of like a big white mountain, only...

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Unconscious #bias and how to start thinking about it as you become conscious of it.

#privilege #whiteprivilege
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There have been a bunch of these books about teaching tech to seniors.
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Leave the Johnson Amendment Alone

“As the House and the Senate seek agreement on tax reform, they will have to decide the fate of the so-called Johnson amendment. This provision of the Internal Revenue Code prohibits tax-exempt charities from electioneering — that is, from becoming involved in any way in a candidate’s campaign for elected office. The tax reform bill passed by the House last month loosened this prohibition to the point where it would no longer prohibit much. The Senate’s tax reform bill made no change to current law.”
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I re-stumbled across this recent commentary by Alex Usher on why the #business world values (or valued) #college graduates, and thought I'd share it around again. It draws upon the book A Perfect Mess: the Unlikely Ascendancy of American Higher Education, by David Larabee.

If you look at universities, they’re still training and socializing students much as they always did: problem-solving, hierarchy-navigating, and loyalty-inducing (granted, that third one has been much more prominent in American and Japanese institutions than it has elsewhere, but the point is this hasn’t become any less important over time no matter what the starting baseline). But business has changed...

#highered #historyofeducation
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Nikki Haley Says Women Who Accuse Trump of Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard.’ Finally, a voice of support from a prominent Republican woman.
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