Monthly Archives: February 2003

community-based discussion

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I spent almost all of today at a good Democracy Collaborative conference on "engaged," or "collaborative," or "community-based" research (i.e., research in which academics and members of a community work together, at least to frame a common … Continue reading

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civic work

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I participated in an interesting conference call with members of the . Although I’m a bit embarrassed because I haven’t done any work on it, I’m listed as the co-editor of a proposed book that would describe … Continue reading

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the high school rat race

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0A day spent frantically working on grant proposals for CIRCLE and the Prince George’s Information Commons—three proposals in all. I did have an interesting phone conversation about the degree to which high school students volunteer in order … Continue reading

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grant-writing for local work

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0In between dealing with various financial issues involving CIRCLE, I wrote most of a proposal to the NSF to support high school classes for the next two years—including money for curriculum development, assessment, and research. The specific … Continue reading

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renaissance portraits

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I stayed downtown today. Some of us from CIRCLE had an interesting lunch in Union Station, discussing research ideas with some potential applicants. I was also on my cell phone a fair amount, mostly talking to fellow … Continue reading

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medical information online

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0In between phone calls on practical issues, I worked on my paper concerning the reliability of medical information on the Web. As a little experiment, I tried searching for "mononucleosis" on Google. (MEDLINEplus, the ambitious federal portal, … Continue reading

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Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I had a string of meetings today, the first day back after almost a week off for snow. Since travel was still disrupted in many parts of the city, I agreed to meet one out-of-town colleague at … Continue reading

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Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0The fifth day of deep snow. The initial festive atmosphere has turned distinctly grouchy. I tried to get to work, but there were many hundreds of people on the Metro platform and the trains—which passed through about … Continue reading

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cabin fever

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Another day of snowdrifts and no public transportation. Cabin fever is beginning to affect us all, although we had some fun sledding. I could have composed something for this page, but instead I devoted the part of … Continue reading

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David Broder

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Today, President’s Day, was supposed to be the White House Forum on American History, Civics, and Service. We were excited, because we had just launched our report on The Civic Mission of Schools; John Bridgeland had formally … Continue reading

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