Hi folks. I was as surprised as you were to find my little post on “Ten things to ponder after you are elected department chair” (below) featured on Inside UW-Madison today, but I hope you find it useful. (Given that this is the most hits my humble little blog has received in many months — 700 unique visitors today so far! — I’ve also finally paid WordPress my $30 to remove the advertising for your viewing pleasure.) Cheers!