Complete Entry Archives

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03.06.13 Thoughts On All This Stuff A semi-emotional brain dump. Work
01.30.13 This Blog Is Dead ...but new things are coming soon. Oh yes. Work
05.12.11 To Be Known Well, Or To Be Well Known? Professionally speaking, which is more important? Work
04.08.11 Thoughts On ROTC The issue is far less black and white than I once thought. Work
03.30.11 Oberlin Is More Than A Number I wish everyone felt this way. Work
03.29.11 On Living Here A quick post for friends who live elsewhere. Home
03.29.11 Spring Awakening So what now? Work
01.01.11 2011 Resolution Blog more. Misc
11.18.10 Solving The Carbon Problem A solution from my seven-year-old's amazing mind. Home
10.07.10 Value of Liberal Arts Education Your thoughts? Work
09.09.10 New Source/OnCampus A new homepage for the campus community. Work
08.10.10 Green Beards Are Awesome. The latest from Asa. Home
08.09.10 Bleachers. Still laughing about this. Home
08.06.10 The Event. So fired up for this show. Misc
08.04.10 XKCD's Take On College Websites. Running a college website is a complicated affair. Work
03.09.10 Drag Ball Is Drag Ball dead? What I know, and what I think. Misc
02.19.10 EdSocialMedia Conference Video/photos/slides from my recent social media keynote. Work
01.22.10 Yale Video FAQ #1: "So, Ben, what do you think of it?" Work
12.22.09 Renaming All Roads... Maybe. Have any ideas? Work
12.21.09 Forgive Me, DDubs Photoshop fun. Play
12.17.09 Admissions Poster. 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. Work
12.16.09 Holiday Present, FTW What to get Marvin?? Play
10.02.09 NY Times Features MIT Blogs My baby finally sees the spotlight. Work
09.03.09 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? Work
08.03.09 Interesting Piece On Branding "People are the walking, talking/blogging, living, breathing embodiments of [your] brand." Amen. Work
07.27.09 Obama on Gates Obama is truly a rockstar sometimes. Misc
07.16.09 Great Oberlin Quote This pretty much sums it up. Work
07.14.09 Charity : Water I'm pretty blown away - by the charity itself, by the story of its founder, by its communications, by everything. Misc
07.07.09 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. Work
07.07.09 The Year In Review Some reflections on the goals I set for myself a year ago. Work
07.06.09 Photo: Vacation. Back from vacation. Too soon... Play
06.18.09 How Oberlin Works Recently launched: a comprehensive web-based guide to the inner workings of your college. Work
06.18.09 The OAM Editor Is So Funny Oh, Jeff Hagan, how you make me laugh. Work
06.17.09 Photo: Wilder Bowl Wilder Bowl is so empty in the summer. :-( Work
06.15.09 Photo: Gooey The Monster Lovingly drawn on my chalkboard by Prof. John Harwood. Oh John & Jess, how I miss you. Come home. Play
06.08.09 Blast From The Past An old photo of me surfaces in the Review office. Misc
05.22.09 Senior Supper Speech They asked me to "speak" at the Senior Supper this year. I had a slightly different idea. Play
05.18.09 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. Work
04.22.09 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. Work
12.17.08 Why I Love Oberlin Reason #3875632 Misc
12.07.08 Clarity On Review Interview #2 T-shirt contest and whatnot. Work
11.24.08 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. Work
11.20.08 T-shirt Contest Design the t-shirt that will be sent to all admitted students! Work
10.27.08 Clarity On Review Interview #1 Some much-needed context for my quotes on Fearless in The Review. Work
10.23.08 New Launches In Beta Have fun exploring the new site! Work
10.15.08 Oberlin Stories Needed We need personal narratives from current students, faculty, staff, and alums for the Oberlin Stories project. Work
10.15.08 Interview Generally I cringe every time I see myself on video, but Brad Ward managed to film me looking only marginally idiotic. Work
09.24.08 The Future Of Fearless ...and an update on the new project. Work
08.26.08 50 Things Advice for current students, based on my personal Oberlin experience. Misc
08.26.08 Blogger Application Thanks for your patience - here it is! Work
08.21.08 Student Bloggers Needed I'll pay you to write about your life. Interested? Read on... Work
08.20.08 Thoughts On Press In terms of the stories we pitch, I'd like to see us be a bit more Fearless. (Sorry, had to.) Work
08.08.08 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... Misc
07.26.08 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. Work
07.23.08 Goals For The First Year Apparently sleeping didn't make the list. Work
07.01.08 About Me How I got myself to Oberlin... twice. Misc