President Crow launched his new blog this past week. For those of you using RSS, the feed URL is http://www.michaelcrow.net/wp-rss2.php
According to his first post, he's planning on using it as:
...a source of direct discourse, enhanced understanding, and maybe even a bit of humor...If you walk away from reading an entry with a better understanding of how your university works, an interesting idea to ponder or an opportunity to share something on your mind, then the blog will have fulfilled its goal.
As anyone who's ever spent any time in a room with MMC can tell you -- whether you agree with any particular point of view of his or not -- you can't help but be struck by the energy of the man. I'm hoping some of the similarities between President Crow and the polymath President Bartlett come through his posts. And at the very least, we'll know what book is by the bedside table and what DVD is in the deck.
One of the things I think blogs can do within an institution like ours is connect the wide with the deep . And the president, at the top of our particular pyramid, has the widest perspective of all. The blog can give the rest of us a break from the deep dive into our own particular concerns and give us the opportunity to see what it looks like from the institutional perspective, the one that must find some balance among all of the various institutional pressures and aspirations.
So blog on, Big Man. Welcome to the 'sphere.