‘On Our Radar’ Archive

Take Action and Become an Education “Superman”

2011 Mar 3
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On a westbound American Airlines flight this week, I was surprised to see Waiting for “Superman,” the tough-minded documentary about the failure of our public schools, on the drop-down screens.  For those of you who fly a lot, you’ll know that you are far more likely to be forced to sit through Grown Ups or [...]

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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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More on the B-school Ethical Evolution…

2010 Apr 15
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Another day, another important article – this one in U.S. News and World Report – on how business schools are “re-evaluating the importance of business ethics and different methods of teaching ethics.” This topic has had a lot of coverage for several years, starting even before Enron and other high-profile ethical messes. The global financial [...]

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Bubbles are taking off over India

2010 Apr 2
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Despite being a country where Internet connections are often unreliable, India can usually be seen as an early adopter of new web and social media applications.  India’s citizens have so wholly embraced Facebook that they love it almost as much as they love film.  Facebook recently announced that it will open its first Asian office [...]

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Reputation is On the Line When Choosing New Deans

2010 Mar 26
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Upon reading the first article in a three-part Business Week series examining high-profile searches for new business school deans, it struck me that it is hard to overstate the importance of getting this process right. As with a corporate CEO position, the individual leading each of these institutions — or at any top business school [...]

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YouTube Video vs. Written Essay: The Ultimate College Decision

2010 Mar 1
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What do you get when you combine the increasingly competitive college admissions process with the age of social media? YouTube videos as a college application supplement, of course. At least that is what Tufts University has started to accept this year. In addition to poring through the traditional essays, recommendations and transcripts, this year Tufts [...]

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Me and Scott Jaschik

2010 Feb 24
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At the CASE District III conference yesterday, I was asked to sit in for Scott Jaschik – editor of Inside Higher Ed – when his flight arrangements conflicted with the timing of the session.  Co-presenter Rae Goldsmith from CASE and I managed to deflect the massive disappointment in the room at Scott’s absence and lead [...]

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AdAge Announces Tweet Tracking

2010 Feb 15
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Leading online news source for the marketing and media fields, Advertising Age, launched  the first of what is to be weekly installments of a Twitter measuring chart, entitled “Top 10 Most Tweeted Brands.” A collaboration with What the Trend, a social media trend-analytics service, this chart attempts to list the week’s ten most popular brands [...]

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The “LipDub” Phenomenon: Higher Ed Marketing Meets MTV

2010 Jan 26
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Amid Facebook fan pages and Twitter posts, colleges and universities appear to be embracing a new social media trend to include in their marketing and communications strategies – “LipDub.” Part virtual campus tour and part music video, “LipDub” is a style of video that aims to showcase a college’s campus and student life in a [...]

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