24. Alexander Clark: A student perspective on European Universities
Over the past few years, over 41 alliances of European Universities have been established under the European Universities Initiative, the ambition of which is to create and amplify opportunities for physical, virtual and blended mobility, as well as to share curricula and award joint degrees. Although proposals are ultimately approved by the European Commission, all decisions, planning and preparation are made by the alliances themselves, with no strict directives coming from the top. Students are the ultimate beneficiaries of the Initiative. It is only natural, then, that they should be involved in the decision-making processes. Indeed, student representatives have been involved in the governance structure of most alliances, in different forms and with varying degrees of autonomy and power. What are the most successful models? And how are they spreading a feeling of belonging and commitment across the whole student population? We are joined today by Alexander Clark, President of the Student Board of the Una Europa alliance, to hear his insights from participating in the governance of that alliance and his thoughts on how we can develop university alliances that are truly for the students and by the students.
Chipped Tooth - Trans Musicians - Lesser Pleasures - Alexander Clark
Streetwise (The Pitch KC)
This week on the Streetwise podcast we discuss tooth whistlin', listen to a reading of Allison Harris' "Trans Dance Revolution", jam to Lesser Pleasures' track "War", and talk with author and manny-to-the-stars Alexander Clark about his book Diapers to Diamonds.Streetwise is hosted by Brock Wilbur, editor in chief of The Pitch. Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify. Subscribe to the Streetwise newsletter, a weekly meditation on Kansas City news and events.Jason Klamm read our magazine story. Thanks to Jason Beers for our theme song, “One Kicker”. Our editor is Terence Wiggins.
Episode 25: Alexander Clark, CEO and Founder of Technolutions/Slate
http://www.crushpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Alexander-Clark.mp3 It’s a company with a loyal following to rival almost any brand, and everyone in college admissions is buying it. Slate is the technology of choice that admissions offices use to read applications and manage every interaction that students make with that office, from mailing list subscription to every click on an email to admission notification. I talk to Technolutions/Slate CEO Alexander Clark about his personal path to creating Slate, why it’s so popular among admissions offices, and where it’s headed. We also discussed any would-be rivalry with Naviance, the phenomenon that is the Slate Summit, digital privacy issues, and how Slate figures into the conversation around “demonstrated interest.” Subscribe to this podcast and make sure to rate it on iTunes! Visit www.crushpodcast.com Follow me on Twitter @crushpod The post Episode 25: Alexander Clark, CEO and Founder of Technolutions/Slate appeared first on The Crush.
Alexander Clark and Shalom Lappin, “Linguistic Nativism and the Poverty of the Stimulus” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)
New Books in Language
In linguistics, if a book is ever described as a “must read for X”, it generally means that (i) it is trenchantly opposed to whatever X does and (ii) X will completely ignore it. Alexander Clark and Shalom Lappin, Linguistic Nativism and the Poverty of the Stimulus (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) is described, on its dust-jacket, as a “must read for generative linguists”. Apparently generative linguists have so far taken the hint. This is a great pity, as this book is not only very pertinent, but also succeeds in eschewing most of the polemical excess that tends to engulf us all in this field.It’s not an easy book. This interview reflects that – we range from fairly general historical and philosophical observations to some rather technical results in learnability. But I think it gives some sense of what the enterprise is about. Alex Clark describes it, at one point, as an exercise in clearing the ground – and it succeeds in sweeping away certain comfortable assumptions that are often made in this area, concerning (for instance) the irrelevance of negative evidence, what languages are provably unlearnable, and the role of the Chomsky hierarchy.The book itself covers much of this territory in quite an accessible and systematic way. Here we proceed a bit more rapidly. If it gets too much, I recommend hearing the last ten minutes or so, for some interesting and provocative speculations on how linguistics has taken its current form, and what could or should be happening in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/language