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VICE PRESIDENT'S OPINION PIECE APPEARS IN THIS WEEK'S CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

An opinion piece by John Broderick, vice president for institutional advancement and chief of staff at Old Dominion University, appears in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education.

"A Comedy of Errors," which runs in the issue dated Aug. 6, laments the carelessness of job applicants for key positions in higher education institutions and provides examples from gross misspellings of a committee chair's name to addressing the wrong university in a cover letter. Broderick points out that institutions themselves are not free from error and relates the story of a colleague who was scheduled for a phone interview only to be told five minutes before the interview they had called one name too far on the list and she was not a candidate.

The full piece can be read online at http://www.odu.edu/webroot/orgs/IA/university_news.nsf/articles/08022004020616PM or, if you have a password, on the Chronicle's web site at http://chronicle.com/prm/weekly/v50/i48/48c00301.htm.

This article was posted on: August 2, 2004

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