2020 08 01 tweets

“[M]any of these inquiries about my state of ‘optimism’ or lack thereof have so much more to do with the fact that the questioner needs me to be optimistic.” https://twitter.com/BerondaM/status/1289995378167709696

Sun Aug 02 20:24:24 +0000 2020

RT @karikraus: Pulling no punches, @mkirschenbaum frames the current predicament around campus re-openings in terms of the treacherous fede…

Wed Aug 05 20:50:55 +0000 2020

“Learnings.” #no

Thu Aug 06 13:16:01 +0000 2020

RT @sharonmleon: And here we see a university waiting for its chance to do what it wanted to do and claim it was because of the pandemic. T…

Thu Aug 06 13:17:39 +0000 2020

Replying to @billhd and @LBMcGrath

Seriously. I’m all in favor of the neologism when there’s nothing else that really serves. But this one was in a context like “the learnings from this webinar” and just #no.

Thu Aug 06 14:30:29 +0000 2020

✊🏻 https://twitter.com/shannonrwatts/status/1291396933932601345

Thu Aug 06 15:39:30 +0000 2020

🙌🏻 https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1291398065681772547

Thu Aug 06 15:46:34 +0000 2020

Replying to @tressiemcphd

I once showed up to give a keynote at a large conference only to have the video guy take one look at me and tell me to go change. I was wearing a black suit with a purple shirt, and they had me against a black curtain. +

Thu Aug 06 16:41:44 +0000 2020

Replying to @tressiemcphd

If this was such an issue, I could have been told in advance, maybe. But an hour before the keynote, when I’ve flown across the country for ONE DAY? I am wearing what I am wearing, and you can change your damn curtain.

Thu Aug 06 16:42:54 +0000 2020

Replying to @BatsInLavender

It’s important to acknowledge! Sending you all my best.

Thu Aug 06 19:55:14 +0000 2020

Replying to @BatsInLavender

Completely, 💯. So many things we need to talk about way more openly, and so many breaks we need to cut ourselves.

Thu Aug 06 20:35:16 +0000 2020

Replying to @shannonmattern

Oh no. That’s terrible.

Fri Aug 07 01:05:07 +0000 2020

Replying to @shannonmattern

Hanging in so far, but I think there are still more shoes to drop.

Fri Aug 07 01:06:47 +0000 2020

Replying to @s2ceball, @bi_rhetorics and @SocraTemp2

This totally made my morning. Thank you :)

\(And yes — cut out the middleman\! Build communities and connect with them\. And use scholar\-led academy\-owned platforms to do so\!\)

Fri Aug 07 11:41:08 +0000 2020

Hello, higher ed leaders. Today’s question: if Hopkins can’t do it safely, can you? https://twitter.com/lindsayaellis/status/1291499644921556995

Fri Aug 07 12:36:22 +0000 2020

Replying to @kfitz

I have heard nothing from my own campus even beginning to approach a 2x-weekly testing frequency. And if that’s an “incomplete defense,” we have effectively built a chain-link fence against a tidal wave.

Fri Aug 07 12:39:23 +0000 2020

Replying to @jackcschultz and @marynmck

1. This is the cost of not reopening, true. And the cost of reopening campuses where every germ spreads like wildfire will be 1000s of lives. The financial losses you describe are terrible. The human losses I describe are immoral.

Fri Aug 07 12:46:58 +0000 2020

Replying to @jackcschultz and @marynmck

And 2. These financial costs derive from the privatization of higher education and its transformation into a business. Had we not lost the sense of education as a public good, we’d have the state backing required not to have to put dollars over lives.

Fri Aug 07 12:48:48 +0000 2020

Oh no. This is a huge loss. I am devastated. https://twitter.com/CecilyRaynor/status/1291721904609546247

Fri Aug 07 13:11:03 +0000 2020

Replying to @jackcschultz and @marynmck

The fact of needing to balance the budget is not in question. The question is HOW. Over the last 40 years the revenue model for higher ed has shifted dramatically from state funding to tuition paid by families and students.

Fri Aug 07 13:36:30 +0000 2020

Replying to @jackcschultz and @marynmck

THAT’s why this crisis is becoming a disaster: because we’re now in a position in which we have to sacrifice lives in order to retain student dollars. It shouldn’t be that way.

Fri Aug 07 13:37:30 +0000 2020

Replying to @kfitz

Stéfan and I shared a campus visit to another Canadian institution some years ago, and I was delighted to have that chance to get to know him a little better. He was brilliant, and generous, and extraordinarily kind: much too unusual a combination.

Fri Aug 07 13:45:57 +0000 2020

I am super excited about this.

Fri Aug 07 17:34:12 +0000 2020

It’s been a painful, difficult few months for all of us. We’re over-stretched and under-supported. And I think a lot of us are nearing breaking points.

Fri Aug 07 17:39:54 +0000 2020

Replying to @kfitz

My own resilience is nearing its limits, and the sorrows and stresses of today are highlighting that.

Fri Aug 07 17:40:52 +0000 2020

Replying to @kfitz

I tried and failed to clear my calendar this week so that I could get some down time. And the weeks ahead look increasingly rough.

Fri Aug 07 17:41:48 +0000 2020

Replying to @kfitz

Going into this fall without any time off this summer is not feeling great. So I’m going to close the computer down for the rest of the afternoon, put myself in a chair, and read a book.

Fri Aug 07 17:43:10 +0000 2020

Replying to @kfitz

Sending all of you wishes for whatever you need to restore yourselves in preparation for the work ahead.

Fri Aug 07 17:45:04 +0000 2020

This year, The #MSUGlobalDH team swung to virtual with two weeks’ notice. Imagine what they can do with time to prepare! https://twitter.com/kmapesy/status/1291842200096186369

Fri Aug 07 21:31:47 +0000 2020

RT @kmapesy: This will be a fully virtual, synchronous event. We are working to support multilingualism this year \(details to come soon\), a…

Fri Aug 07 21:32:14 +0000 2020

Replying to @firegythia

In order to do so, we would need to begin by conducting a search for an Associate Vice President for Decreasing Administrative Bloat.

Sat Aug 08 13:35:16 +0000 2020

God, I wish my retweeting this would have any effect at all. https://twitter.com/anitakumar01/status/1292087516292681728

Sat Aug 08 21:16:59 +0000 2020

A lovely tribute, in recognition of a wonderful scholar and mentor to so many. Thank you, @csdhschn; we at @achdotorg are deeply saddened by our collective loss but grateful for everything @sgsinclair meant to all of us. https://twitter.com/CecilyRaynor/status/1292804144185651200

Mon Aug 10 13:25:39 +0000 2020

RT @achdotorg: .@achdotorg mourns the passing of Stéfan Sinclair, Assoc Prof at McGill & former ACH Pres who broke new ground in DH in so m…

Mon Aug 10 19:28:41 +0000 2020

RT @broomgrass: I’ve been thinking a lot about Stéfan @sgsinclair this week.

Mon Aug 10 20:34:43 +0000 2020

Replying to @triciamatthew, @fogoav and @katinalynn

Thanks indeed! This just made me realize that the copy I preordered never showed. I need to hunt it down!

Tue Aug 11 20:24:58 +0000 2020

RT @veek: That this tweet came not 36h after the story broke, from an org whose structure spans multiple other orgs, should indicate that t…

Tue Aug 11 23:45:42 +0000 2020

Replying to @atrubek

Oh no!!! I’m glad you’re all safe!

Wed Aug 12 12:40:19 +0000 2020

RT @sharonmleon: We had a good day yesterday. And, today is a great day for all of us to do our part to crush white nationalism. #Wednesday

Wed Aug 12 12:42:59 +0000 2020

Replying to @HesterBlum, @hystericalblkns, @jeffreyjcohen, @vicesimusknox and @jennyrice

WOW, this is amazing. I’m massively honored to be included, and honestly wish I could sit in!

Wed Aug 12 14:38:51 +0000 2020

This turns out to have been a pretty good afternoon to have my eyes dilated so I can’t read especially on here.

Fri Aug 14 22:03:03 +0000 2020

Replying to @kfitz

Then again I might need to have my eyes dilated every Friday afternoon for the foreseeable future.

Fri Aug 14 22:03:49 +0000 2020

Replying to @atrubek

Argh, Anne. Thinking about you!

Fri Aug 14 22:08:00 +0000 2020

Hi @Bookshop_Org! I placed a preorder with you in June for a book coming out in late July. My account now says the order has been canceled but I have not received a refund or even an update. I emailed about this four days ago and have not received a response. Can you help?

Sat Aug 15 13:06:32 +0000 2020

RT @msuburton: Book 42/75 for 2020 \(Author \= @kfitz\). Very drawn to the conversation related to the visioning of community & listening in #…

Sun Aug 16 11:49:08 +0000 2020

It’s not for no reason that the platypus is also the animal of Humanities Commons, multi-faceted platform for those who want an alternative to the market-based economy of scholarly communication. @humcommons https://twitter.com/tressiemcphd/status/1295013541548875776

Sun Aug 16 15:20:59 +0000 2020

Replying to @wynkenhimself

This lends a whole new frisson to the idea of writerly discipline. 😬

Sun Aug 16 22:00:48 +0000 2020

Replying to @edrabinski

Seriously! Sending good thoughts for if not immortality at least not anytime soon mortality.

Sun Aug 16 23:58:58 +0000 2020

As we all gear up for what promises to be a \(ahem\) challenging academic year, @JHUPress is offering 30% off a bunch of #highered essentials, including Generous Thinking: https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/higher-education-virtual-bookstore

Mon Aug 17 13:27:38 +0000 2020

Replying to @Bookshop_Org


Mon Aug 17 15:13:53 +0000 2020

Replying to @edrabinski

Woo hoo! So glad to hear that one thing is off your to-do list!

Mon Aug 17 22:29:10 +0000 2020


Tue Aug 18 23:25:55 +0000 2020

Ugh, it looks like this may give my family a bad one-two punch. Be safe, southern Louisiana. https://twitter.com/NolaGraphicsGuy/status/1297604182778744833

Sun Aug 23 21:26:00 +0000 2020

Defund. The. Police.

Mon Aug 24 12:34:30 +0000 2020

Noncompliance is not a capital offense.

Mon Aug 24 16:11:10 +0000 2020

Replying to @roopikarisam

I’m so sorry. What a world.

Mon Aug 24 16:16:43 +0000 2020

THAT’S THE GOAL. https://twitter.com/TopherSpiro/status/1298009095405031424

Tue Aug 25 16:39:17 +0000 2020

Heartbreaking, necessary reading. I am grateful that MSU changed course before we had to face situations like the ones described here — but I’m devastated for my colleagues around the country, and I’m worried about higher education’s future in the wake of this awfulness. https://twitter.com/annehelen/status/1298272223149436933

Tue Aug 25 20:34:12 +0000 2020

This is phenomenal news. Phil was on my committee *cough*cough*cough* years back and has long been a model for me of what higher ed could be. https://twitter.com/MellonFdn/status/1298628832245755906

Wed Aug 26 14:44:44 +0000 2020

Replying to @d_kompare

Somebody suggested an iPhone-as-document-camera setup here, so you could scribble on paper?

Wed Aug 26 15:08:08 +0000 2020

RT @achdotorg: ACH Executive Council has an RFP out for a consultant to review the org's policies and procedures & "guide it toward a more…

Wed Aug 26 17:34:49 +0000 2020

Earlier this summer, @achdotorg issued a statement committing us to concrete steps toward anti-racist action. The most important of these steps is engaging a consultant to review our policies and practices and make recommendations for change. +

Wed Aug 26 17:40:21 +0000 2020

Replying to @achdotorg

Today we’ve posted an RFP seeking that consultant. Please share this link widely, please consider submitting a proposal, and please contact me or any of our officers if you have any questions. https://ach.org/blog/2020/08/25/rfp-racial-justice-consultant/

Wed Aug 26 17:41:53 +0000 2020

This is lovely. https://twitter.com/Confessant/status/1298355555661041664

Wed Aug 26 17:49:57 +0000 2020

RT @DHatMSU: .@kfitz presented a 1 minute lightening talk about https://commons.msu.edu/, the first institutional based commons (currently i…

Thu Aug 27 19:24:32 +0000 2020

Replying to @JenHoward, @nytimesbooks, @DownpourStudio and @belt_publishing

Such wonderful news!!!

Thu Aug 27 21:47:06 +0000 2020

Replying to @Zoe_LeBlanc, @profwernimont, @iSchoolUI and @Illinois_Alma

Huge congratulations, Zoe!

Fri Aug 28 01:06:01 +0000 2020

✊🏻 https://twitter.com/mathowie/status/1299480141760872448

Sat Aug 29 01:27:01 +0000 2020

I so so feel this whole thread. https://twitter.com/designmom/status/1299440940545908736

Sat Aug 29 11:39:46 +0000 2020

RT @chadwickboseman: Lift up/amplify Black voices. Support Black owned businesses. Reach back. Mentor. Take action through causes & orgs li…

Sat Aug 29 11:41:56 +0000 2020

RT @JoyAnnReid: He never hinted at his own suffering, at least not publicly; just spoke to the pain and needs of others. To think of all th…

Sat Aug 29 13:31:37 +0000 2020

Another whole thread that I feel way more than I want to. https://twitter.com/BrynnTannehill/status/1299305315096309760

Sat Aug 29 13:33:14 +0000 2020

One more time for the folks in the back. https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/1299775888385605632

Sat Aug 29 21:09:52 +0000 2020

RT @pmhswe: Join ACH Exec Council members on Sept 22nd for the first session in a discussion series on mentoring & professional development…

Mon Aug 31 16:27:24 +0000 2020

RT @achdotorg: Join ACH Exec Council members on Sept 22nd for the first session in a discussion series on mentoring & professional developm…

Mon Aug 31 16:27:55 +0000 2020

RT @achdotorg: ACH is seeking a racial justice consultant "to conduct a systematic review of ACH policies & procedures and to guide us towa…

Mon Aug 31 16:48:46 +0000 2020

RT @achdotorg: Late to correcting this: The URL for more info about the 9/22 ACH Exec Council-hosted discussion on mentoring & professiona…

Mon Aug 31 22:55:46 +0000 2020