Failure

There are few things worse in higher education than watching talented and smart students walk out the door in defeat. When that happens, there often are multiple factors that come into play, but perhaps none is worse than when the student believes he/she was treated poorly while on campus. Faculty who consistently show genuine care … Continue reading Failure

Facebook is revolting

The Wall Street Journal reveals the complete failure of leadership at Facebook. Facebook treats harm in developing countries as “simply the cost of doing business” in those places, said Brian Boland, a former Facebook vice president who oversaw partnerships with internet providers in Africa and Asia before resigning at the end of last year. Facebook … Continue reading Facebook is revolting

Your professional mission and vision statements

The initial meeting of my Communication Seminar course was last evening. And it's in that first class that I talk to students about establishing their professional mission and vision statements. I remind them that their mission statement is what they do and their vision statement is what they aspire to be. I suggest that these … Continue reading Your professional mission and vision statements

A tale of two Democrats: One recognizes a mistake and acts; the other remains defiant

Former president Barack Obama and his family have announced they are significantly scaling back a large party to celebrate his 60th birthday. Meanwhile, New York governor Andrew Cuomo remains defiant, refusing the resign despite multiple credible reports that he sexually harassed women. If you needed examples of how to handle errors, you need to look … Continue reading A tale of two Democrats: One recognizes a mistake and acts; the other remains defiant

This post echoes louder and louder: Now that Trump cannot help you, you abandon him? How weak.

Bobby Knight is the greatest thing to ever happen to the Indiana University men’s basketball program. He set the Hoosiers on a trajectory that few men or women before or after him have matched at any other school across the university. Indiana basketball has been, at best, a second-tier national program since Knight was fired … Continue reading This post echoes louder and louder: Now that Trump cannot help you, you abandon him? How weak.

Now that Trump cannot help you, you abandon him? How weak.

Bobby Knight is the greatest thing to ever happen to the Indiana University men’s basketball program. He set the Hoosiers on a trajectory that few men or women before or after him have matched at any other school across the university. Indiana basketball has been, at best, a second-tier national program since Knight was fired … Continue reading Now that Trump cannot help you, you abandon him? How weak.

We must stop destroying our institutions

America enters 2021 still in the grip of a pandemic. One of the reasons coronavirus continues to burrow ever deeper into our society is the attack on science has succeeded; sufficient numbers of Americans believe coronavirus falls somewhere on a continuum of flu to hoax. The undermining of science is just one example of the … Continue reading We must stop destroying our institutions