Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sometimes Dreams Do Come True

Has everyone noticed that the new W&M home page will have a student blog in the lower, right-hand corner? More than two years ago, Henry Broaddus noticed - that is, he noticed that W&M hadn't yet ventured into a world where student bloggers help tell the story of a campus.

The first time I read a blog that was established as a component of a university communication strategy was in January 2006 when Henry recommended the MIT Admission blogs. I have admired the candid, fun, and direct writing ever since.

Yesterday, Henry sent me a link to Snively's blog post about laptop options at MIT. Turns out, I can't be reminded too frequently about the effectiveness of the student voice. The MIT blogs offer a compelling insider's view.

In the next couple of weeks, we'll see a wireframe for the future W&M student blogs - one more step towards a dream come true for our deserving dean of admission.

posted by Susan Evans (inspired by HB)

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