I am dedicated to shooting with my wonderfully awful Holga more this year. It is plastic, unreliable, imprecise and incredibly fun. It is humbling and calming to return to shooting with film
UIdaho Volunteer Center: Stories of Service: Reflections on the power and limits of service -
Great piece from one of our students.
by Taylor Reed, University of Idaho student
In high school I was never overwhelmed with the desire to get involved in community service. However, I often observed my peers getting engaged in service through clubs, so with a little encouragement from my teachers (not to mention the added…
Morning rainbow over the Pacific Ocean. (Taken with Instagram)
Let's Debrief: Inclusive vs. Selective, Access vs. Prestige -
So I may be a little late to the game on this article, Is There a Price for Inclusiveness? but it got me thinking about the entire admissions process. The article talks about how Syracuse has seen an increase in its admission rate because of the chancellor’s recruitment strategy of…
In Medias Res: Ok, so I'll admit I find this amusing, but... -
A different, yet insightful view.
If you are on tumblr and you are interested/involved/employed in student affairs you’ve probably already seen #whatweshouldcallstudentaffairs. I admittedly have a low tolerance for this kind of thing. There’s a similar (ok, and I’m stumpted on what to call these? Gif aggregators? Memes?) thing…
The Palouse from Paradise Ridge today. #nature #idaho #landscape (Taken with Instagram)
From “More than Good Intentions: How a New Economics is Helping Solve Global Poverty”:
Sendhil Mullainathan calls it the Last-Mile Problem. “It goes as follows: Faced with a stubborn challenge, we employ brilliant minds and vast resources to create a solution. We combine science, engineering, creativity and careful testing, and often we succeed in solving the technical problem-thus completing 999 miles of a thousand-mile journey. Then, inexplicably, we pack it in. Instead of taking the same rigorous approach to adoption, we just put the solution out there and expect it to speak for itself. All too often… It doesn’t.”
Are we following through with the “last-mile” of our work? Are we doing everything we can to see solutions and programs through to success? And are we truly evaluating what we do, showing what worked and where we can improve?
Avalanche Lake, Glacier Nat. Park. #landscape #nature #hike (Taken with instagram)
First rest stop in Montana on today’s 80 mile bike ride/race. It may have rained most of the ride but it was beautiful. #landscape #montana (Taken with instagram)