Thanks to all the readers who have written to me during my long absence from Critical Mass. My last post here was written in early January; since then, the vagaries of an exceptionally busy schedule have made it impossible for me to continue, at least for the short term, to maintain two blogs simultaneously--something I had been doing since April 2005, when I began writing a blog for the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. I'm still posting regularly at ACTA Online and will be doing so for the indefinite future. I invite readers who would normally drop by Critical Mass to begin dropping by ACTA Online, where you can read what I have to say about higher education news, and where you can comment just as freely as you could here. I do hope to revive Critical Mass at some point in the not too distant future, but for the time being, my energies are concentrated over at ACTA. Do stop by and do comment -- I've missed Critical Mass' excellent and insightful community of readers, and I hope to see some of you over at ACTA Online.