Around and about
Point and counterpoint: “Suiting the new recruit: Atlantic universities learn a lot about wooing applicants as their local supply of 18 to 24-year-olds starts to dry up. Are there lessons here for other regions?” Daniel Drolet, University Affairs (Feb. 9/09) vs. “Marketing can corrupt universities,” Yves Gingras, University Affairs (Jan. 12/09).
Speaking of which, readers may remember last year’s advertising campaign from advocacy group Colleges Ontario. This year they are trying to top themselves: “Colleges launch first-ever TV ads aimed at parents’ biases” (Feb. 9/09). Here’s the website, and here’s the video.
I’m outta here. Soon. I swear.: “Faculty postpone retirement across Canada: Economy’s slide and end of mandatory retirement see more profs staying on,” Anne Kershaw, University Affairs (Jan. 12/09).