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By Cathy Davidson on Feb 24th, 2015
My critique of higher education rests partly on our hypocrisy. We are great at "critical thinking" and analyzing the inequalities in "society" yet...
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By Cathy Davidson on Feb 23rd, 2015
In his classic study Bowling Alone (2000), Robert Putnam argues that we have lost our connection to friends, family, neighbors, and our democratic...
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By Cathy Davidson on Feb 12th, 2015
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This week a journalist asked me to list three principles that underlie and motivate my interest in institutional transformation for higher education...
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By Cathy Davidson on Feb 2nd, 2015
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Whenever the great science fiction writer Samuel R. Delany teaches or is in a situation talking formally with others, he asks questions and has one...
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By Cathy Davidson on Jan 30th, 2015
Today, as I was waiting to cross a very busy intersection, a man jaywalked through. He was probably indigent, maybe homeless, mentally disabled,...
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By Cathy Davidson on Jan 14th, 2015
We're all abuzz here with conversation, analysis, dismay, and all the rest about a recent article in the Atlantic that paints a grim picture of the...
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By Cathy Davidson on Jan 14th, 2015
Dear Editor in Chief Bennet:This is a request for the withdrawal and review for corrections of “When High Achievers Have No Place to Go”, which was...
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By Cathy Davidson on Jan 14th, 2015
The Invention of Failure . . .  (and Tools for Success)Tuesday, January 20, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm  Open to the public. Light dinner provided....
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By Cathy Davidson on Jan 11th, 2015
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What if we eliminated "flunk out courses" that were defined as "rigorous and demanding" and, instead, set our goal as ensuring the success of every...
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Co-founder, HASTAC; Co-PI, HASTAC, Digital Media and Learning Competition Distinguished Professor and Director of the Futures Initiative, the Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY) Distinguished Visiting Professor at Duke University Twitter handle @CathyNDavidson
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