Friday, September 23, 2005

New Prez, Bold Moves

Shake it up here, Add parsley here, and now bake:

Borrowing from legendary Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, new University of Illinois President B. Joseph White told faculty, students and staff Thursday to "make no little plans" when considering the potential of the state's largest university.He encouraged the community to think of "big ideas, stretch ideas, creative ideas," then offered a few of his own during a ceremony to mark his inauguration as the school's 16th president.

"I think there is a risk of the University of Illinois in the years ahead going from being a great university to only a good university, and we cannot permit that to happen," White said before his address at the Urbana-Champaign campus.

Congrats to the Pres. I think he is making some bold decisions, but in these times you need to risk a little once and while to explore other options. The ideas set forth in the article even bring up the notion of an all online university. I am personally not a fan of online education for those in the age group of 18-25 without children. But the online thing allows those who have other obligations the ability to get a degree and do what they want to do.


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