Monthly Archives: January 2013

The National Forum proudly recognizes the achievements of Legendary Musician, Nick Bowman.  Nick was presented the ASHE Promising Scholar/Early Career Award at the 2012 ASHE Conference.  Congratulations, Nick! What is the ASHE Promising Scholar/Early Career Award? The award recognizes a significant body of scholarship, a single extraordinary research achievement by a higher education scholar, or […]

By Kelly Finzer With new years come new classes, new assignments, and – most importantly – new opportunities.  The year 2012 ended on a high note at the National Forum, including bringing home a few new grants to continue our Access and Community Engagement work.  While our teams are excited to focus on the work […]

By Dan Parrish, C.S.C. Who among us doesn’t enjoy listening to a splendid speaker?  Especially if she has a unique perspective on something we care about, we will go to great lengths to put ourselves in her audience.  History is full of stories of great orators inspiring listeners throughout time: from the Parthenon to Gettysburg […]

By John Burkhardt Last week I was in Fort Worth, Texas visiting with an individual who has directed some of his wealth to support colleges and university students in their efforts to learn about the role of philanthropy in U.S. society.  His foundation has provided $100,000 to allow UM students in our ED 769 class […]

By Aurora Kamimura Last year, as a first-year doctoral student in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE), I consistently looked for opportunities to pair my work experience—serving low-income, first generation, underrepresented students in broadening access to higher education— with my academic work.  Fortunately, I have the opportunity to work as a […]