Heavy snow warning in effect. Today’s view from the office…
With the rising popularity of print-on-demand (POD) publishing, The Economist considers the impact of new technology on our industry. As the power of print becomes the power to press print, will POD prove a boon or a burden for publishing’s supply chain?
Peer-reviewed science – the time-honored system of scholars vetting scholars – faces challenges in the face of scandals such as Climategate. spiked looks at the flaws in this esoteric system and shows what happens when dogma and ego collide – turning peer review into modern-day holy scripture…
Often considered vital to the financial health of private colleges and universities, endowments provide necessary income for the yearly budget as well as a safety net of savings for a rainy day – for if, say, the economy falls into a recession. Why, then, are leading academic institutions hoarding their money while slashing faculty, financial aid, and programs?
On Inside Higher Ed, Mission and Money co-authors Burton A. Weisbrod and Evelyn D. Asch give some perspective on the leading universities that are squirreling their savings away.
Just a quick note of farewell as I move on to Pittsburgh, departing Cambridge after 3 lovely years. Thanks to Cambridge for a great environment, and to you, authors and readers, for your responsiveness and good ideas.
Don’t worry, the blog will be in good hands with Caitlin.