Archive for September, 2010

Community Colleges Earn Accolades for Real Results

2010 Sep 9
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Anyone with even a cursory knowledge of higher education knows that “college completion rates” and “data-driven solutions” have become more important than ever before in public debates and media coverage. National and state-level policymakers, along with college presidents, are paying closer attention to these issues – or at the very least, they are pledging to [...]

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News Management and the Tuesday Reset

2010 Sep 7
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It seems safe to say that most Americans have some realization of the fact that when any president and his administration have bad news to deliver, they do a “document dump” on a Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend. The thinking of the White House staff (and many corporations who employ this technique) is that [...]

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The Real U: An On Target Review

2010 Sep 1
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Andrew Careaga said some good things about my new book—The Real U: Building Brands That Resonate with Students, Faculty, Staff, and Donors.  “Quick, insightful,” “good counsel,” “expertly and concisely packaged narrative….”  Dude!  But then, “peppering one’s prose with standard-order marketing adjectives,” “try[ing] too hard to be clever….”  Sigh.  The travails of being misunderstood…a poor, sensitive [...]

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