Community College

My final paper is about Community College and I would like to focus on that for my blog post. This is a response to the article linked above. Community colleges exist as a tool to train and educate individuals who may not need a 4 year education to begin a career. They are more affordable,Continue reading “Community College”

Future of the University

Hopefully it will happen soon, but I think the most important change we need is increased access to higher education. I think on one end of the spectrum, there is entirely too much pressure on the value of college. We take 17-18 year old kids, have them sign up for a huge amount of debt,Continue reading “Future of the University”

Technology in Higher Ed

For this post I’m responding to this NYTimes article. New technology always seems to offer endless possibilities, but I don’t really think of what higher education was like in the Jetson’s as much as I think about how sweet it would be to have a flying car and avoid traffic in Northern Virginia. The firstContinue reading “Technology in Higher Ed”

Open Access

For this assignment I’ve chosen to write my response about bioRxiv (pronounced bio-archive). bioRxiv is run by Cold Spring Harbor Lab, out of Cold Spring Harbor NY, which is a non-profit research institution. Unlike open access journals this is a free archive for unpublished preprints. That means they are not yet peer reviewed, and theyContinue reading “Open Access”


Reflection on the case of Anil Potti. https://ori.hhs.gov/content/case-summary-potti-anil This case is about a researcher who falsified information in preliminary data for a grant and at least one publication. The research focuses around the use of a drug, dasatinib, in treating lung cancer. Data was falsified to make the drug look more effective than it actuallyContinue reading “Ethics”

Mission Statements

When individuals create an organization for a combined purpose, it is important to make that purpose clear.  A mission statement can be used as a tool to hold participants accountable and guide their actions and decisions in upholding the goals and values of the organization, and communicate those goals and values to others outside. ForContinue reading “Mission Statements”