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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

Point of View: The Era of Traditional Planning Is Over

Category: Mission & Institutional Planning
“‘Inconceivable!’ You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” —Mandy Patinkin, in the role of Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride This article which appeared …

Covid on Campus: How the pandemic is reshaping higher education.

Category: COVID-19
“The Internet will save higher education, but it may kill your alma mater.” — John Katzman, education entrepreneur This article which appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of Museum …

Who Gets Left Behind: Caring for the vulnerable in a time of crisis.

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
“The peoples of the earth are one family.” — Ruth Fulton Benedict, American anthropologist and folklorist This article which appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a …

Digital Awakening: Essential technologies for pandemic survival and future success.

Category: COVID-19
“When digital transformation is done right, it’s like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but when done wrong, all you have is a really fast caterpillar.” — George Westerman, research …

Closing the Gap

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
“In times of crisis, the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers.” —Chadwick Boseman, in the role of T’Challa, King of Wakanda, Black Panther This article which appeared in the …

Gen Z is leaning in. Are museums ready to make room?

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Change is multifaceted, and demographic change is no exception. For example, the population of the US is steadily becoming more diverse with regard to race, culture, and gender. Children …

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