Month: January 2006

The many faces of academia

I am a life long academic and this week I have faced just about every facet of academic life. My MBA classes have started up again. I’m taking my FINAL two classes this semester. I cannot express how great that


My research institute is currently “restructuring”. That is we are trying to hire in one or two new scientists while simultaneously letting contract(s) expire for current under-productive scientist(s). The process sounds so benign this way. Friday I needed to deliver


I was at a meeting today where, among other things, a troubled program was under discussion. Some decisions were made that I feel will merely postpone the eventual demise of this program. However, some individuals were charged with creating a