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March 1st, 2011 - 7:12 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Declines in Higher Education in US and Britain vs. Rest of World

University students are having to meet more of the cost of their higher education in countries with existing mass higher education systems and “aging demographics” – and the trend towards reduced public spending on universities looks set to continue. A new report, released today, s[...]

March 1st, 2011 - 1:04 pm § in Uncategorized

Define “Gender Neutral?”

def.  “Gender Neutral” aims to include all sexes and genders and minimize the focus on gender that society harbors. Heres the joke, as defined at the Huff Post: Rutgers To Allow Gender-Neutral Housing New Jersey’s flagship state university, Rutgers,  has decided to allow male and[...]

March 1st, 2011 - 10:47 am § in Misc.

Innovation

WEDS MARCH 9, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Seattle; Scott Berkun on WHAT MAKES INNOVATION SUCCESSFUL. How do we know whether a hot new technology will succeed or fail? Most of us, even experts, usually get it wrong, relying too much on wishful thinking and romanticized idea[...]

March 1st, 2011 - 9:26 am § in Environment

WA Just Won an Island!

Ed. Imagine you received an envelope telling you that you had just won an island? Not just any island .. not just a rock off of some far off frozen shore, but a large island within a short distance to Seattle, Olympia, and Tacoma. This island could be a wonderful heritage for your children and [&hel[...]

March 1st, 2011 - 8:52 am § in Politics

Fidel Castro expected to resign as Cuba party chief

HOLGUIN, Cuba (Reuters) – The Cuban Communist Party has moved forward the election of new leadership to a congress in April where longtime party leader Fidel Castro is expected to step down, sources close to the party said over the weekend. Castro, 84, previously handed over most of the respon[...]

March 1st, 2011 - 8:43 am § in Uncategorized

Conn. Governor Wants to Review Colleges’ Hiring of Administrators

February 25, 2011, 12:27 pm Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut, a Democrat, says the state’s public colleges might be spending too much on administration. So he is proposing that the state’s budget staff review all non-faculty hiring at the University of Connecticut and Connecticut State Unive[...]

March 1st, 2011 - 7:28 am § in Uncategorized

Saudi Clerics Reject Calls for Support to Ghaddafi Regime,

DUBAI (Reuters) – Sons of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have failed to persuade prominent Saudi clerics to issue religious rulings against a revolt that is threatening to bring down the veteran leader, Al Arabiya television said on Monday. The Saudi-owned channel said on its website that Gaddafi&#[...]

March 1st, 2011 - 6:06 am § in Uncategorized

HUMOR: Medical Breakthrough

Investigators at the Impulse Institute at Columbia and Pfizer quietly celebrated the FDA approval of Despondex, the first of a new generation of drugs growing out of the “new thinking” movement.  NTM builds on success and  counteracts excess of all kinds. NTM drugs treat anti-syndromes[...]