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Higher Education: Two Perspectives

Higher Education: Two Perspectives

In April I’m giving a talk on higher education in Ukraine at the invitation of the State Department. I haven’t finished it yet, but I know my hosts hope I’ll talk about some of the strengths of American higher education that might help Ukrainian counterparts think about reform in a situation that apparently has not […]

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Visitors

Visitors

One of the appealing aspects of being involved with a university, in whatever capacity, are the exciting outside presentations that are recurrently available. The challenge, of course, is that far more is presented than what time typically allows. As with many colleagues, my schedule limits opportunities more than I would like, or forces a brief […]

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The Songdo Venture

The Songdo Venture

After more than two years negotiation, plans for the possible opening of a Mason campus in Songdo, South Korea, in the Incheon Free Economic Zone, are now rapidly moving ahead. We are filing an application with the Korean ministry of education. I must stress that there is still some negotiation needed before a real launch, […]

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Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage

Every year, with lots of help from University Life staff, I host a tea with students associated with the many identity weeks that dot our calendar: GLBTQ, Asia and Pacific, Native American, African American, and of course, Hispanic. I can’t claim the events are usually very large — lots of our students barely know where […]

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Global Priorities

Global Priorities

Mason’s global agenda continues to flourish in many ways with the establishment of the Global Office — a major step forward in coordination and facilitation. I should note that this blog itself was partly written by the Global VP, Anne Schiller. An interesting challenge to global operations involves regional prioritization. Mason is recurrently criticized for […]

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U.S. Universities as Foreign Places

U.S. Universities as Foreign Places

At the end of May I’m privileged to give a talk at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow on why (and why not) to study at American universities. Mason has a number of partnerships with the Higher School, whose novelty and vigor are impressive. We send students to each other and have explicit dual […]

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