"campus life" Archive

Tall Poppy Syndrome

As I conclude my PTO, this post is an update to one of my more popular columns from past years. Enjoy.

Our incoming first year students have all graduated from high school by now. And their frame ...

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The Worry Letter


Editor’s note: While this was a pre-scheduled blog post, we want to share this message that went out yesterday regarding vaccination documentation.


As I continue my vacation, here’s another ...

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In Advance of Memorial Day

We’re at the start of a 3-day weekend, Deac families (the university will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day, though I have pre-scheduled our Monday Meet A Deac).

For much of my ...

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Comparison is the thief of joy

Today I am trying to go a little COVID light, just to give us all a breather. It is hard to be pandemic focused all the time. Two quick COVID hits: 1) there is a new September 15 Campus Health ...

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Faculty Etiquette

Since I am on PTO this week, I am pre-posting some content.

Today’s post is something I run every year as we get closer to the start of classes. It’s about how your Deacs can put their best foot ...

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