Posted in October 2012

quiet leadership for lasting change

quiet leadership for lasting change

Amid the din of charge and countercharge during these last weeks of the election campaign, I was refreshed by Nancy Koehn’s commemoration of Rachel Carson in The New York Times.  Without judging the continuing debate about DDT and Carson’s research on its use, Koehn celebrates Carson’s leadership qualities:  her perseverance in pursuing objectives in the … Continue reading

wanted: deregulation

wanted: deregulation

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is telling the new online course companies they can’t serve students in Minnesota.  Apparently, there’s an old law on the books that’s supposed to protect us from wasting money and time on courses from unregistered universities.  First picked up by the Chronicle of Higher Education, here’s some commentary from … Continue reading