Prose and Purpose

After 25 years on the job, a former provost examines the world on campus and in higher ed.

May 11, 2014 - 3:45pm
I am a faithful TONY awards watcher. Every year, I try to make sure that my schedule allows me to watch the actual broadcast and virtually every year I have been able to do so, often accompanied by my older daughter who shares my passion for theater.
May 4, 2014 - 4:13pm
It’s that time of year.  We are all getting ready for commencement and we are all trying to do whatever tweaking will make commencement more of a special moment.
April 27, 2014 - 5:18pm
When I attended college, my outside of class higher education experiences consisted of participating in student government.
April 20, 2014 - 3:25pm
My relaxation is watching a musical while at the same time, as an economist, I recognize the importance of the theater to the economy of New York.
April 13, 2014 - 3:00pm
I grew up on the upper west side of Manhattan. Neither of my parents drove and we were a happy mass transit family.
April 6, 2014 - 5:04pm
I’m a strong believer that education that incorporates museum experiences and the arts in general is a more fully textured and in-depth learning experience.
March 30, 2014 - 3:53pm
On the day the film opened, I was asked by my older daughter to drive the car pool taking her and her friends to an IMAX version of 'Divergent.'
March 23, 2014 - 4:45pm
I made the pledge almost three years ago. If the Hofstra fundraising effort, organized by our Roller-Hockey team raised $25,000 I would agree to have my head shaved.
March 16, 2014 - 3:50pm
The economy is strengthening and signs of recovery are more and more visible. But what about student loans?
March 9, 2014 - 3:52pm
The weather forecast was once again for “plowable” snow and the snow ripple effect was already underway.

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