Blogging Hiatus and Events at SLU
Last week, I filmed a reality show for HGtv about my search for a house. Then, unfortunately, came a different kind of drama (at work). By now you’ve probably seen the exchange between our former Dean Annette Clark and SLU President Lawrence Biondi on this or other blogs. I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who called, emailed, or sent Facebook messages. I do appreciate my wonderful friends in the legal academy and your concern. I know that my hardworking SLU Law colleagues and talented students value that support and goodwill. Further, I greatly appreciate my colleague Marcia McCormick’s interesting thoughts over at Workplace Prof about the value and importance of legal scholarship.
That said, I haven’t felt up to commenting or discussing much of anything lately, so I apologize to pretty much anyone and everyone if you’ve emailed me or called me in the past week and I haven’t responded to your message. Further, I’ve been AWOL on the blog because I’ve been distracted. Normally I would write two or three blog posts a week about the same kind of subjects I wrote about this summer – using technology (yes, even reality TV) to teach law, my research on virtual work, and the intersection of law and technology. Therefore, Concurring Opinions has granted me a blogging hiatus, with me to resume posting in about two to three weeks to finish my visit here.
To quote the words of a Howard Jones song, “things can only get better.” Yesterday our interim dean, Thomas Keefe, wrote the faculty and students a nice note and informed us that he will (very generously) donate his salary to help the law school. In a few weeks I plan to return to my regularly scheduled posting about teaching and research. Hopefully, in the interim SLU students, alumni, and faculty will receive some answers from the central administration. Again, thank you to my virtual academic legal community for being supportive and you’ll be hearing from me again in a few weeks.