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@DavidsonCollege professor | Director, @C2Initiative | Studies #highered #edpolitics & #edpolicy | PhD, @vupeabody | MPP, @DukeSanford | RTs ≠ Endorsements
Apr 29, 2022 15 tweets 8 min read
Today @DavidsonCollege announced our next President, @DougAHicks. Hicks is a @DavidsonAlums, @DukeU and @Harvard graduate, and the Dean of @EmoryOxford.

His appointment is more than meets the eye… THREAD…

1/14 Our current president, @CarolQuillen, is @DavidsonCollege’s first female president and first non-alum in the role since 1957. I am thankful for her tremendous leadership and for pushing us to innovate, diversify, and focus on equity. I will miss her.

Jul 7, 2020 14 tweets 8 min read
Well, it finally happened. This #ICE International #StudentBan got me back into the “organizing effective lobbying action via twitter” game.

Want to make sure our lovely international students can keep their visas? Here’s how to do it:


1/14 Before we fight the #StudentBan, let me establish my credentials. I’m an expert on higher education lobbying. Just had a paper published on the subject. It is pretty good. You should check it out.…

Also, I’ve done this before…

Nov 18, 2017 19 tweets 8 min read
As y'all know, I study higher ed lobbyists and used to work for one. A friend asked how I would lobby against the Graduate School Tuition Waiver Tax if I were still in the game. I thought about it, and here’s how I would tell students to oppose the #GradStudentTax (Thread): 1/19 First, I would shorten the name of the Graduate School Tuition Waiver Tax to the “Grad Student Tax.”

AKA: #GradStudentTax

Is it reductive? Yes. Does it get the point across? Also, Yes.