About me, then.

Nov 1, 2015 | Uncategorized

While I have moved into a new phase of my strange life, I am, still, who I was. This post serves only to archive my “old” bio for that small handful of folks interested. *** About Me (Then. But some of it still now.) I currently serve as executive director of the Center for Black … Read more »

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In Defense of Despair

Apr 22, 2015 | Uncategorized

For many of us, our commitment to higher ed began as a kind of love affair didn’t it? A cliche indeed, but it’s true. I’ve heard the sentiment from colleagues much more level headed and pragmatic than I. Higher ed was supposed to be this barely sullied space for ideas and ideals. Ideas and ideals … Read more »

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The Moral Bucket List or Could David Brooks Actually Be Right?

Apr 20, 2015 | Uncategorized

I am usually wary of David Brooks’ patronizing conservatism and the predictable but still tiresome ease with which he feels he can speak on my behalf,  but this past week, his column, leading the way among the most popular and emailed of recent NY Times articles, began showing up on my social media feeds and … Read more »

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Bolin Fellowship Deadline Nov 15

Oct 9, 2013 | Uncategorized

Great opportunity; Application deadline November 15! Brief description courtesy of  Kenneth Warren, University of Chicago: The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College are designed to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and to pursue careers in college teaching. The Bolin Fellowships are two-year … Read more »

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Pro-vocare: Soundbox CFP

Mar 6, 2013 | Uncategorized
Pro-vocare: Soundbox CFP

How do we improve the prospects of using audio to produce scholarship? Soundbox is a collaborative doctoral project at Duke University that seeks to answer this question. This two-year initiative “aims to enhance the practice of using sound in scholarly productions” and is led by Mary Caton Lingold, Darren Mueller, and Whitney Trettien. The seriousness … Read more »

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