The regents of my university want to redevelop the land holding the student apartments where I live. There's a public meeting on the subject this Friday and I've signed up to speak. I'm fine with speaking in public, but I'm clueless about participating in local politics — never gone to a school board meeting or called my congressperson or anything. What can I do to make my comments as effective as possible?
posted by nebulawindphone
on Nov 7, 2007 -
I'm posting this on behalf of a teacher friend of mine who wants your ideas:
A university is developing an initiative in which pairs of professors, across disciplines, will meet up with small groups of first year students during their second semester to discuss themes of interest and promote intellectual engagement. These informal meetings will occur at least four times over a couple of months and can take place anywhere: in seminar rooms, in a dorm lounge, at a restaurant, at a professor's home, at an art gallery. So, what do we call these? [more inside]
posted by brownpau
on Oct 3, 2007 -
I need to schedule a meeting between seven very busy people. Is there a simple web site where I can get them all to go to and let me know their free/busy times?
posted by chairish
on Aug 12, 2007 -
I'm trying to host an open casting call for actors/models in NYC. Any ideas for somewhere professional, yet cheap or free? [more inside]
posted by names are hard
on Aug 6, 2007 -
Is there a job that will pay me to attend workshops and conferences? Where can I find such a job? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jul 30, 2007 -
I've attended work meetings where a committee is formed to solve a problem. The problem is usually open-ended rather than specific. For example, increase employee satisfaction. I'm finding that everyone talks and very little gets decided / accomplished, and so another meeting is scheduled. A huge amount of time is spent going to these meetings.
Is there another way to accomplish things? Is there some new paradigm out there for small group information gathering and decision-making that at least appears to give a nod to group input?
posted by TorontoSandy
on Jun 11, 2007 -
Does anyone know of any good, one-time conference calling services with a local number in New Zealand? [more inside]
posted by kaefer
on Aug 21, 2006 -
Starting my grad school program next week (clinical psychology, PhD) and am joining a cohort of 7 others. Any suggestions on things to do (or not do) when meeting and getting to know people I'll have to work with for the next six years? I'd like to be friends with them, especially since we have all our classes together. But the chances of such a small group together so much so stressed without conflict seem doubtful to me. Other psych grad school advice is welcome too. Thanks!
posted by gilsonal
on Aug 18, 2006 -
I live in a large town in Texas, population 20,000 and am having trouble finding friends. [more inside]
posted by zek
on Jul 22, 2006 -
Suitable venue for a working dinner, delegates from Canterbury, Brighton, Guildford, where to go?? The M25 /M23 junction? UK mefites, Urgent help needed! More inside.... [more inside]
posted by Wilder
on May 30, 2006 -
Outlook 2003 filter: Simple question, what the heck is the difference between booking something as an attendee vs as a resource when planning a meeting? [more inside]
posted by Cosine
on Feb 23, 2006 -
Location Filter: Cool place in the Washington, D.C. area for an off-site brainstorming/process meeting. Prefer indoors with tablespace...
posted by omidius
on Feb 2, 2006 -
I'm just starting to teach in a college class for the first time. Is there an online application I can use to schedule my office hours? [more inside]
posted by josh
on Sep 22, 2005 -
I'm looking to meet people in the Orlando area. Anyone have good advice on online personals or meeting people in general? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 6, 2005 -
What is the best time, and day of the week to organize getting a group of people together? [more inside]
posted by helvetica
on May 20, 2005 -
What do people use to schedule meetings. I'm told it can be done with Outlook, but I hate Outlook. Is there a web site that makes this painless. I'm envisioning a calendar where people can mark the times that they can't attend a meeting so that it's easy to see when the meeting CAN be scheduled. Any help appreciated.
posted by Outlawyr
on Dec 10, 2004 -