My Blog Posts

How Did Things Ever Get This Far?

Virtually everybody is familiar with the scene that depicts the meeting of the heads of the “five families” in the classic movie The Godfather. Taking

Trustees, Take Note: Time to Do Your Job

The following commentary appeared on the web site SeeThruEdu.com on December 15, 2017. The positives in American higher education are clear – cutting edge STEM curricula and

Blocking and Tackling in Higher Education

The following commentary appeared originally on Augusts 31, 2017 on the higher education policy website SeeThruEdu.   Of all the problems in higher education that are in

Airline Travel

Modern Day Fear of Flying

In addressing her fear of flying in a recent Wall Street Journal article, author Eugenia Cheng did a good job of applying her mathematics skills

Political Demonstrations

Yearning for the Sounds of Silence

During the run up to the presidential election, many of us echoed the refrain: “we’ll be glad when it’s over”. But it’s not over, not really.