Oh, what a bad blogger I have been. I was lamenting to Matt last week that I haven’t had a chance to think up any good entries – sorry guys. Hope to fix that soon!
So what have I been doing…
First, a variety of backend stuff with the web site that was long overdue. Lots of it you can’t really see, but I can see it, and it makes me happy. You’ll just have to trust me. :-)
Second, I’ve been trying to build some new relationships around campus and add a variety of guest authors to our blogging program to fill in specific holes. Recent additions include Prof. Eric Grimson, our first faculty author (yay!); Laurie Everett, who will bring MIT World directly to our site; and Mirat Shah, a junior who is studying abroad via the Cambridge-MIT Exchange. I’m really excited to have these folks share their experiences with you and look forward to additional guest authors – including folks from MISTI and MasLab, coming very soon.
Third, we’ve recently launched some new recruitment initiatives. While I love the writing and design tasks that come with this, they do take up quite a bit of time!
Fourth, Campus Preview Weekend (CPW) is right around the corner. It’s our biggest weekend of the year, so we begin working on it months in advance.
Fifth, after two years Nance still can’t publish his own entries (or even manage to deliver them to me in html-friendly ASCII). So when you see a new Nance entry, you know how it got there.
Sixth, there are these applications lying around the office. One of these days I should really maybe read a few of them.
Seventh, American Idol is back. ‘Nuff said.
So… I hope you guys are hanging in there and not stressing too much. I’ll write a decent entry soon; I know I owe you one, big time.