Library insights from users

Recently, Wheaton College announced several new initiatives to be funded by its next capital campaign. At the top of the list (at least, in my view) is a new or expanded library building. As someone who works in the library, that is an exciting prospect, even though it will be several years before any plans […]

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It’s been a while

It’s been a while since I felt up to writing another post. One of the things preoccupying me is the start of grad school for the second time after 28 years. It’s an experience that is weird and interesting at the same time. The grad school orientation at Wheaton College is top notch and such […]

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Ambivalence for academia

After working in a wide variety of academic and for profit environments over the years, I’m happy to once again work in an academic setting. This is the environment that suits me best, where I can work toward and believe in shared goals and objectives on things that really matter. Things like helping/serving others to […]

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The hypocrisy of academic debate

The recent news that students and faculty at Rutgers strongly objected to Condoleeza Rice as that institution’s choice for commencement speaker, leading to her bowing out of that role, was mildly disturbing at first. The more I think about it, though, the more hypocritical this situation appears. Let me be clear that I am not rising […]

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