Dr. Petraeus visited Macaulay for the first time today, meeting with staff, students, and faculty. I was asked by several students, “How did this come about?” and so here is the story. Chancellor Matthew Goldstein was introduced to David Petraeus, who was interested in teaching undergraduates, with the thought that he might be interested in [...]
First Saturday night of the year for us at the Metropolitan Museum, great combo of the new Matisse exhibition and dinner upstairs, where I always sort of like being among the younger crowd in the room. Sometimes, thematic exhibitions seem like smart ways to disguise the fact that you’re exploring not the master’s greatest hits, [...]
I hope that you and your families are safe. The catastrophe known as Hurricane Sandy has turned all of our lives upside down. Some of you have been more affected than others, but we are all one in having experienced the disruptive force of a natural disaster. I am sure that you will join with [...]
Remember the British class structure? Rigid? Unwelcoming? Turns out that it’s US who are getting that way.
nytimes.com: 12 Sept 2012 Britain: British Schools Offer More Upward Mobility for Students Than American Ones, Report Says By D. D. GUTTENPLAN British schools now do a better job than American schools of lifting students up the social ladder, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said in a report published Tuesday. In Britain, a student [...]
I just love being right. Early, yes, but that’s the thing about pioneering. Timing is everything. Fathom showed the way. #highered #macaulay
Harvard, MIT Announce Online Learning Partnership By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Mass. May 2, 2012 (AP) Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have joined forces to offer free online courses in a project aimed at attracting millions of online learners around the world, the universities announced Wednesday. Beginning this fall, a [...]
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn delivered her “State of the City Address” at City Hall yesterday and included quite a few favorable references to CUNY, calling for a properly funded University and a residential honors college. I don’t even mind having my name misspelled. More important to get MACAULAY right! Here’s her reference [...]