Just returned from the beautiful fall-turning Quebec Laurentians…
September 27th, 2013

Just returned from the beautiful fall-turning Quebec Laurentians where I had some family business to attend to, and am barely touching down before heading to Budapest on the weekend. You don’t see quite the display of red here in Newfoundland as you do north of Montreal. Canada has many parts. Red is good, livens up the dreary anticipation of winter.

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Postcards From the Edge will return next week, as the Dean of Graduate Studies is out of town, and away from her computer
September 20th, 2013

I am just returning from beautiful, ancient, hot, dense, and fragrant Istanbul
September 13th, 2013

I am just returning from beautiful, ancient, hot, dense, and fragrant Istanbul. I am writing this blog somewhere high above Budapest. With some colleagues from Memorial, I have been attending the annual European Association of International Education conference. Thousands of people who work in the field of international education gathered to attend sessions and meet with each other to discuss international partnerships, exchanges, and potential joint ventures. You’d see Spain talking to Korea, Italy talking to Turkey, Ireland talking to Iceland, and so on. It’s been a hugely interesting and inspiring week and I have come away from the event feeling more on top of what internationalization really means and what the trends are.

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I’m just glad I’m not a dean at St. Mary’s University this week…
September 6th, 2013

I’m just glad I’m not a dean at St. Mary’s University this week, where administrators must be taking special meds to deal with the frosh catastrophe. It’s impossible to avoid the story: a bunch of incoming students chanting some highly offensive verses about rape. Ugh. Who said things stay the same? That’s 1963 up there in that photo. The most remarkable thing about this hazing ritual seems to be that they’re all nurses. Who knew nurses had so much fun?

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