Thoughts On All This Stuff
A semi-emotional brain dump.
This Blog Is Dead
...but new things are coming soon. Oh yes.
To Be Known Well, Or To Be Well Known?
Professionally speaking, which is more important?
Thoughts On ROTC
The issue is far less black and white than I once thought.
Oberlin Is More Than A Number
I wish everyone felt this way.
On Living Here
A quick post for friends who live elsewhere.
So what now?
Solving The Carbon Problem
A solution from my seven-year-old's amazing mind.
Value of Liberal Arts Education
A new homepage for the campus community.
Green Beards Are Awesome.
The latest from Asa.
Still laughing about this.
So fired up for this show.
XKCD's Take On College Websites.
Running a college website is a complicated affair.
Is Drag Ball dead? What I know, and what I think.
Video/photos/slides from my recent social media keynote.
Yale Video FAQ
#1: "So, Ben, what do you think of it?"
Renaming All Roads... Maybe.
Have any ideas?
Forgive Me, DDubs
As my staff will tell you, I have a lot of crazy ideas and very few of them ever actually see the light of day. When one finally does, it feels really really good. A big heartfelt thanks to Ma'ayan, Aries, Megan, and everyone else who made this dream come true.
Holiday Present, FTW
What to get Marvin??
NY Times Features MIT Blogs
My baby finally sees the spotlight.
More On "Brand"
If I said to Oberlin students and alums "send me Oberlin's brand as you see it, in whatever medium works best for you," and put all of the responses together into some sort of collection, would that be useful to anyone other than me?
Interesting Piece On Branding
"People are the walking, talking/blogging, living, breathing embodiments of [your] brand." Amen.
Obama on Gates
Obama is truly a rockstar sometimes.
Great Oberlin Quote
This pretty much sums it up.
Charity : Water
I'm pretty blown away - by the charity itself, by the story of its founder, by its communications, by everything.
Goals For The Second Year
Now that I've reflected on last year's list of goals, it's time to make one for this year.
The Year In Review
Some reflections on the goals I set for myself a year ago.
Back from vacation. Too soon...
How Oberlin Works
Recently launched: a comprehensive web-based guide to the inner workings of your college.
The OAM Editor Is So Funny
Oh, Jeff Hagan, how you make me laugh.
Photo: Wilder Bowl
Wilder Bowl is so empty in the summer. :-(
Photo: Gooey The Monster
Lovingly drawn on my chalkboard by Prof. John Harwood. Oh John & Jess, how I miss you. Come home.
Blast From The Past
An old photo of me surfaces in the Review office.
Senior Supper Speech
They asked me to "speak" at the Senior Supper this year. I had a slightly different idea.
New Oberlin Logo, Part Two
Many thanks to all who contributed to our recent online forum on updating Oberlin's logo. We have incorporated much of your feedback into the second iteration.
New Oberlin Logo, Part One
We are planning to update Oberlin's logo, and wanted to present the new direction to the Oberlin community for comments and feedback.
Why I Love Oberlin
Clarity On Review Interview #2
T-shirt contest and whatnot.
New Oberlin Blog Site Launches
Sorry for the lack of updates! I'll catch you up in the next few days - lots going on, including the launch of our new blog site.
Design the t-shirt that will be sent to all admitted students!
Clarity On Review Interview #1
Some much-needed context for my quotes on Fearless in The Review.
New Oberlin.edu Launches In Beta
Have fun exploring the new site!
Oberlin Stories Needed
We need personal narratives from current students, faculty, staff, and alums for the Oberlin Stories project.
Generally I cringe every time I see myself on video, but Brad Ward managed to film me looking only marginally idiotic.
The Future Of Fearless
...and an update on the new Oberlin.edu project.
Advice for current students, based on my personal Oberlin experience.
Thanks for your patience - here it is!
Student Bloggers Needed
I'll pay you to write about your life. Interested? Read on...
Thoughts On Press
In terms of the stories we pitch, I'd like to see us be a bit more Fearless. (Sorry, had to.)
Crazy In Tappan Square
Walking into town to grab a bite for lunch today, I found myself behind an Admissions tour, led by a student tour guide. Had you been there, you would have observed the following exchange...
Internal Communications Entry #1
The first of what I'm sure will be many entries on this topic. Faculty, I'd appreciate your input on this one.
Goals For The First Year
Apparently sleeping didn't make the list.
How I got myself to Oberlin... twice.