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Writing for me, writing for you.

So, what is this? Who am I? Why am I doing this? All very valid questions. First things first, I’m Alex: I’m 22, an MRes (Research Masters) student, cat and fruit tea enthusiast, part-time bar supervisor and student officer, questionable dancer, activist and campaigner, and apparently willing to write… 127 more words


The Problem with Snowflakes

This winter, many Americans became reacquainted with snowflakes in a big way.  Violent storms dropped as many as 120 inches of snow on some cities.  The vast amount of these tiny, uniquely shaped frozen water droplets was overwhelming.  1,120 more words

Higher Ed

So, you want to write a press release

Great! The press release is one of the oldest and most powerful tools known to strategic communicators. But powerful tools are also pretty easy to mishandle. 459 more words

Press Releases

My School Has a Water Park. What Does Yours Have?

Contrary to the title of this post, the school that I attend does not have a water park (unless students tubing down a creek counts as a water park). 491 more words


DO U FYE? Analysis of First-Year Experience Programs

Much of my professional career has been working with students in the first-year experience and transition to college. The word freshman first appeared in the English language in 1550 to describe a newcomer or novice in a field of work or business yet the origins of the first-year student can be traced to the twelfth century when young men converged in Bologna, Italy to study law (Dwyer, 1989). 2,905 more words

Higher Education

Maybe good is good enough?

It is said in my family that I have a tendency towards perfectionism.  Ahem.  This is one of those cases in which Mom may be right.   1,202 more words


Louisiana Higher Ed Confessions

In this post, I feature a new blog on the Bayou State education block, lahigheredconfessions.wordpress.com. Its author uses the pen name, ulyankee. This person has commented on some of my past blog posts. 1,492 more words

High-stakes Testing