UD will talk about America’s current poet laureate …

Charles Wright, at the DC Public Library, Georgetown branch, on Saturday September 13, at 1:00.

The Jewish Week Quotes Your Blogueuse…

… in reporting that cash- … there must be a more urgent word than strapped — cash-sapped? – Yeshiva University will make about $20 million by selling ten apartment buildings near its Washington Heights campus.

Moody’s [has] cut YU’s credit rating to Baa2, the second lowest rung. Bloomberg News quoted Margaret Soltan, an associate professor of literature at George Washington University, who said, “What’s very heartbreaking about Yeshiva is that it attracts these very sincere, spiritual people yet it is revealing itself to be such a catastrophe. … It’s a catastrophe for the community that the leadership there has managed to screw it up.”

UD’s post on Harvard’s endowment (see below) went viral…

… or whatever you call it when hundreds and hundreds of people link to something. I’m delighted. Reuters has also linked to the post.

4,999 Students in UD’s Poetry MOOC…

… which, if I’m not mistaken, is one short of 5,000. The number continues to grow at a healthy pace, and UD is thrilled.

If you’ve found any of UD‘s posts on poetry – of poetry – of interest, you’ll find at the link a systematic presentation of her take on the form.

“What’s very heartbreaking about Yeshiva is that it attracts these very sincere, spiritual people yet it is revealing itself to be such a catastrophe,” said Margaret Soltan, an associate professor of literature at George Washington University in Washington who blogs about higher education. “It’s a catastrophe for the community that the leadership there has managed to screw it up.”

UD is quoted in today’s Bloomberg News on the Yeshiva University disaster.

UD was just interviewed by Bloomberg News…

… on the financial crisis at Yeshiva University. If any of her pungent commentary makes it into the article, she’ll link you to it.

Note To My Readers: If you also read my Twitter page…

…it’s been hacked. I’ve cancelled the account. Meanwhile, if you’ve gotten strange messages from it, ignore.

Margaret Soltan Featured…

…in this interview about MOOCs.

University Diaries Makes the Times Higher Education!

UD is very proud.

It’s not that there aren’t important university stories today…

… and it’s not that readers and friends haven’t been sending me, over the last few days, all sorts of fascinating stuff. It’s that UD has been flinging herself from one event to the next today (interviewing Fulbright candidates, taking a student out to lunch, being interviewed about MOOCs by eCampus News) and is now tired. She will rest up and do some posting later this evening.

Andrew Sullivan…

… features Karol Edward Soltan on moderation.

Ol’ UD gets a nice mention in this piece…

… about MOOCs.

My MOOC on poetry, by the way, now has 3,764 students. Feel free to give it a whirl.

Poets&Writers Magazine features UD in an article…

… about MOOCs.

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More attention.

UD was just interviewed by Mother …

Jones, on the subject of perks for university administrators. As always, she will link to the piece when it comes out.

UD, Mind Behind a MOOC…

… is featured in this morning’s Chronicle of Higher Education.

Not only am I the only gurrrrlll [scroll through the pages]… I’m the only one without a beard. Or at least stubble.

And yes. Fine. I’m also the only one who doesn’t have fifteen billion students. But then I’m the only one not teaching computing, engineering, or a how-to.

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