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Articles from Vol. 1, No. 3, October

Advice and Concerns
John Bucek, executive director of information technologies at Mount Saint Mary College, offers the following advice when considering wireless products: RANGE-- Back in 1996 most products had relatively short range. The product Mount St. Mary uses...
A University for the 21st Century
A University for the 21st Century By James J. Duderstadt (The University of Michigan Press, 2000) Describing the workings of a university is like the proverbial tale of the blind men and the elephant. Each succeeds in describing the section that...
Colleagues
Rear Admiral Peter A.C. Long, United States Navy, has been named president of Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Pennsylvania. He succeeded president Rear Admiral Virgil L. Hill, Jr., United States Navy (retired) who recently announced his...
Communication Key to Protest Management
Shuttle Diplomacy, Neutral Observers Help Administrators Defuse Emotions Karen Kenney has an unusual component to her job as head of student affairs at Berkeley. It's called "protest management." Whether it's a riot resulting from efforts to...
Confronting Online Plagiarism
The use of ghostwriters is relatively common among school executives. Who would have thought it could be a risky business? What would happen if a college president unknowingly used a speech "written" by a ghostwriter that had really been "lifted" from...
Defining \Di-Ver-Si-Ty\
How UMass Manages the Use of Race In Undergraduate Admissions When the First Court of Appeals ruled that Boston Latin School s admissions policy was unconstitutional in November of 1998, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst took notice. The...
Don't Leave Future of Education to Politicians
"What is the first part of politics? Education. The second? Education. And the third? Education." --Jules Michelet, Le Peuple (1846) In her new book, Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms, Diane Ravitch defines the debate about education...
Getting A Piece of the Good Cake
Every Monday morning at 10, in an 8th-floor conference room at One Dupont Circle N.W. in downtown Washington, DC, a meeting takes place that probably is as important as any of the day to the nation's colleges and universities. It's that important...
Gore & Bush
Present Views On Higher Education Matrix asked the campaign staffs of Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore to provide opinions and positions on higher-education concerns. All questions were provided to both presidential candidates. The...
Has Berkeley Mellowed?
One sunny weekend in 1969, Berkeley's students, faculty and residents banded together to turn a pile of mud into what's now come to be known as People's Park. It was a moment of town-gown solidarity celebrated with music, dancing, and community spirit...
Hitting a Home Run
How a Small College Was Chosen To Host a Vice Presidential Debate Once in a while, even a college president will throw caution to the wind. That's what John Roush, president of Centre College in Danville, Ky., did last year, when he applied to the...
Internet Voting a Threat to Democracy
From the Dartmouth, the student newspaper of Dartmouth College, via With the advent of the Internet in the 1970s and its massive expansion in the 1990s, e-technology is poised to revolutionize certain very basic facets of American society. In most...
It's the LAW
Few topics engender more discussion or hotter debate in higher education than the use of affirmative action in admissions and hiring. Even the U.S. Supreme Court has historically been divided on the legality and proper use of affirmative--action plans,...
Letters to the Editor
Council of Graduate Schools Co-sponsors Program to Prepare Faculty Members To the Editor: I was pleased to read your new publication, Matrix. Very smart looking and interesting content. The article "AAC&U Nutures Liberal Education" by Nicole...
Matrix Database
A sampling of higher-education facts and figures. Student responses to Link, The College Magazine's online polls: Do you support affirmative action programs? Yes 26% Maybe 13% No 49% Not sure 10% How would you describe...
Multiple Communities Create Overarching Connection at Brown
Exerpted from the Brown Daily Herald, the student newspaper of Brown University, via As I was giving a tour to a group of prospective students and their parents a few days ago, one woman asked me about the sense of community at Brown University....
New Ventures
Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Conn., has changed its name to Quinnipiac University. "Quinnipiac's main goal in changing its name is to communicate more clearly and effectively to the general public our substantial commitment to a graduate education...
On the Front Line: A Conversation with Resident Assistant Dan Oltersdorf
Approximately 100,000 resident assistants work and live on U.S. college campuses. Since college administrators can't be everywhere all the time, an RA can be their eyes and ears when it comes to safety and other student issues. Training RAs properly...
Poll
With the presidential election around the corner, Matrix asked: What issue related to higher education would you like to see the new president of the United States address? Irving Pressley McPhail chancellor The Community College of Baltimore...
Precis
Higher-Education and Technology Products, Projects, and Services Red Hat Inc., a provider of open source solutions for Internet infrastructure, has created the Red Hat University Program, a global program designed to use Red Hat's comprehensive...
Respice
To protest the escalation of the Vietnam War and to disrupt what demonstrators believe to be war goods, University of California Davis students block the Southern Pacific railroad tracks for six hours during a weeklong series of sit-ins, rallies, and...
Structured Interaction Helps Bring Students TOGETHER
Over a four-week period in March, 50 students and staff Arizona State University in Tempe learned to play the historical harmonies of Samba, explored the interconnectedness of musical styles, and cooperated to produce new, unified musical sounds from...
The Academy Unplugged
Is Wireless Right For Your Campus? At the start of the Wireless Networking seminar in June sponsored by Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, N.Y., John Bucek, executive director of information technologies, thanked the college's president, Sister...
The Conscience of America
The '60s May Be History, But Student Activism Lives on As Alan Canfora waved his black flag to protest the Vietnam War, he felt like many other college students around the nation during that time--angered by the war that his country was waging against...
The Politics of Education: Taking a Page from Dewey
Presidential elections aside, rarely does the public get a detailed view of the varying shades of educational policy offered by our would-be leaders. The current exposure of the candidates' differences reminds us of the complexity of education within...
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