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Finding a President Through Social Media

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 10.27.2014 | Education
Dr. James Michael Nolan

It certainly is a new era in Higher Education, and social media provides all the Barnum and Bailey we need to make it one of the most fascinating and innovative eras in the history of Higher Ed.

Bill Takes Aim At Campaign Corruption In California Schools

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

A California bill banning school and college administrators from raising money for their board members’ campaigns -- a major conflict of interest br...

Another Absurd Rule May Cost College Basketball Player $20,000

AP | Posted 11.27.2013 | Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A college basketball player who won $20,000 for hitting a half-court shot at an Oklahoma City Thunder game may have to either f...

In Higher Education Social Media Is Your Job

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

I'm here to announce that in the world of higher education, we are no longer awarding cute points or righteousness points to naysayers of social media. Those presentations are uninformed, and to be honest, they just annoy the hell out of me.

11 Student and Faculty Victories Over Campus 'Free Speech Zones'

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Greg Lukianoff

What is a "free speech zone?" While the term might sound benign, free speech zones are used by our colleges and universities, our cities and towns, ...

Student Loan Debt "Story": Chicanery? Inadvertent or Intentional?

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

Did they flunk out, lack motivation, decide to become a plumber instead, or did they temporarily run out of money? They might still return, and the degree might demonstrate its value somewhere down the line.

Are You Sure Affordability Is Really the Issue in Higher Ed?

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 10.09.2012 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

"Everybody has won, and all must have prizes!" the Dodo from Alice in Wonderland proclaimed. Except it is just not working out that way in the USA these days, if the "prize" is a "good job" in one's field of academic study.

Is Education Supposed to Be About Getting Jobs?

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

Jobs and careers are great, and many would like for every degree to lead swiftly and directly down the highway to a career. However, I feel pretty certain that for many of us, it simply will not be that linear and neat.

New Thought on Job Creation

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education
Dr. James Michael Nolan

It doesn't matter whether you believe in the law of gravity -- you are not going to float away. It does not matter whether you believe you are actively co-creating your experience. You are.

Social Media in the Business of Higher Education

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 08.27.2012 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

If Social Media were a person, I would have to make her the highest paid employee at Southwestern College. Her job description would be five pages long. Maybe ten.

Ethics in the Helping Professions: Moving From Swats to Consciousness

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

Can we lead our students and mentees, indeed our selves, and our colleagues, with visions of a nobler world? I think we can.

San Diego College Professor Stabbed To Death In His Tijuana Apartment

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A popular professor at three San Diego-area colleges was stabbed to death last week in his apartment in Tijuana by an unknown assailant, according to ...

Southwestern College Bars Student Paper From Printing

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Southwestern Community College in San Diego has stopped the school's student paper, the award-winning Southwestern College Sun, from publishing in pri...

Muzzle Tov, Southwestern College & Your 'Free Speech Patio'!

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Congratulations to the administration, and President Raj K. Chopra, of Southwestern College (SWC) in Southern California for being awarded a 2010 Jefferson Muzzle Award for achievement in censorship!