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Week 14 Quick Hits

Cathy Davidson, “What Google and NY Times’ Tom Friedman Get Right about the Purpose of Higher Education

“The most important thing anyone can do in college is think deeply, profoundly, and strategically about why you are there–and what you want to take away from the most diverse, intense, rich learning opportunities you will ever be given the time to embrace. “

Alice Marwick, “In Defense of Getting Personal on Twitter

“Pretending that we don’t have enthusiasms and obsessions outside of our research areas—even ones that are trivial or aggressively “feminine”—is disingenuous at best. While some people may suggest that the easy solution is to abstain from social media, the Internet is, like it or not, an essential part of public participation and communication.”


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