Monthly Archives: September 2010

For New Students: Getting Ready for College






Today and tomorrow I get to meet some of our new freshmen students. I enjoy this process (though I’m not a big fan of our unnecessarily complicated course registration system which we all have to use). The students here are really a key to making this such a fantastic job for me. Last year, I…

For Teachers: What I’m Reading






I’ve been doing a little reading online to gear up for the new term. One of my favorite annual online visits is to the Beloit College Mindset List. They provide “a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall.” As a professor of international relations and african politics,…