Category: School

On Conferences

I was at SHRM, a big city-wide national conference last week.  The sessions were great, the key note speakers were fabulous and I feel like it was totally worth my time and (my employer’s) money. However, I am growing old and judgmental so I…

The Decline and Fall of Higher Education in the U.S.

The Trib wrote about a topic that has been bothering me for a long time – the fact that higher education has become less and less effective every year.  Standards are lowering and Google has replaced thinking. Here is the news: “The research of…

I Miss College

Craig Wilson was waxing nostalgic about college in a usatoday.com article.  He starts with the old “college is wasted on the young”.  Which is, of course, true. I remember our revered English teacher, Mr. Mullaly, telling us in highschool,  “They say that high school is…

Is it Fall Yet?

Weekend Assignment #332: Back To School In just a couple weeks, students will be heading back to school. Share with us what that means in your life. Are you currently shopping for school supplies for the students in your life? Are you planning on…

Goddam Salinger

Chicago blogger Erin Shea wrote a piece about JD Salinger yesterday. She had been listening to the NPR report with an English teacher. ““This is the book they keep,” he said. “This is the one they never give away.”” Shea continued: “I never have…

Juggling Work and School

MSN Careers ran an article called Juggling Work and School that made me think I should take some time to sum up the experience. I’ll come up with something all Doogie Howser Thoughtful.  Eventually.  But first, the point of the article: How the heck…

Last Class

The story begins a couple of semesters ago, on the “Water Cooler” discussion board of whatever class I was taking at the time. It was your basic “here’s what to expect in your next class” discussion. Marketing is the most reading. E-Commerce is just…