Monthly Archives: February 2012

Why Your Major (Mostly) Doesn’t Matter… and Grades Too.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. Part of me thinks that I might be an idealist in saying this, but I don’t think your major matters (except in the rare instance that specific technical skills — e.g., engineering … Continue reading

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Engaging Males on Campus

We talked today at the Confab about how to engage males on campus. Much talk occurred around the nature of the video game culture on social relationships between men in the University. Male students are more likely to be cooped … Continue reading

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Student Affairs Professionals as Character Educators

An interesting comment was made today at the Boston Confab – a discussion group for people in or preparing to enter Student Affairs. One of the presenters said the following (paraphrasing): “Our job as administrators is not to educate – … Continue reading

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Boston Confab

So I went to a “confab” at Boston University today to discuss some issues in Student Affairs.  Bucking the typical convention format, we had some lively dialogue around big issues germane to the field.  We discussed things like credentialing, working … Continue reading

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