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Nuggets of Wisdom from From Two Decades in Higher Ed

I have been ridiculously fortunate with leaders, mentors and colleagues. Here is some advice I've accumulated along the way.

Algorithms Are People Too

Maligning algorithms misses the entire reason why they are utilized in the first place

The Modal Institution of Higher Education

I have enjoyed NPR’s Planet Money podcast for many years. They always have an interesting perspective on matters foreign and domestic; macro and micro; trivial and critical. It’s also a space that doesn’t shy away from wonky, data-filled policy debates. A recent episode, The Modal American, talked listeners through a full analytic pipeline including the research question, an explanation of the methodology and the results. Planet Money’s specific research question was whether they could aggregate IPUMS data (Go Gophers!