Every semester I am lucky to speak to incoming freshman as far as First Year Experience. This year I tried to make it a more practical experience, as I shared how they can impress faculty–and how they can not impress us. I was pretty excited to see much of my advice reflected in this article today in the … More Whether you are a freshman or a senior, these are words to live by
One of the best moments of the day comes when I am contacted by a former student–especially on with information on potential jobs or internships. Today’s list–and it’s extensive–comes from the wonderful Ben Keith: Here’s the current list: INTERNSHIPS Travel intern (paid,fall) at Mashable Photo editing, design and code internships at NPR, applications due tomorrow … More Looking for a Job/Internship?
This time last year I was not really thinking about the fact that our class of 2014 Lantern editors were nearing graduation. I was merrily toddling along in my professorial role, teaching classes, working with students, grading. What a difference 12 months makes. Actually, what a difference four months makes, as it was Jan. 2 … More 1 Paper to Go: A Lantern Ending and Beginning
As our debates draw near in #osucomm3404, let’s check out a classic from Intelligence Squared featuring the late, great David Carr of the New York Times debating the demise of mainstream media.
I am already looking forward to April 14 on the calendar: That is the day I dine with one of my students thanks to the extremely generous Arts and Sciences Take Your Professor to Lunch program. The program allows any undergraduate student–or group of students–in A&S to “buy” lunch for a professor at any campus … More Professors are always hungry and love coffee
If not for land grant universities, I might never have met David Carr. We were seeking an Ohio State School of Communication speaker as part of the Stewart Lecture Series, and I was asked to suggested the best journalist we could get. I said, “Let’s try the top; let’s ask David Carr.” David’s celebrity was … More Good Story, David
My brother-in-law, Hughes, is the one of the world’s greatest guys, so it is suitable he married into a family of amazing people–including one faction that touches journalistic royalty. One of his five sisters-in-law on his wife’s side married Mike, the son of Sandy Socolow. To most of you, that means nothing, but Sandy was … More We Owe You Better, Sandy Socolow
While everyone was watching the Ohio State Buckeyes run through an amazing season, capped by their championship victory over Oregon, our amazing Lantern staff was covering all the action in words and pictures. The efforts of sports editor Tim Moody, assistant sports editor James Grega, multimedia editor Chelsea Spears, photo editor Mark Batke and assistant photo editor Jon McAllister are … More Best Buckeye Championship Book Now Available at Amazon
It’s a new semester that means new beginnings and some endings. We welcome new students to classes that are taught new almost every semester. We say goodbye and good luck to our graduates. Every January we expect such changes. But this year, they are just the beginning. The dawn of 2015 brought an unexpected goodbye, … More Welcome to Beginning of the Beginning @OhioState in Spring 2015
In the good, old days at Ohio State, when quarters were king, we would be finishing up our classes this week. Assignments would be completed. Finals would be just around the corner. Good professors would be missed and the bad ones, well, you know… These, however, are not the good, old days. This is the … More Entering No-Man’s Land: Welcome to Week 10