Archive for April, 2011

April 30th, 2011 - 12:02 pm § in Uncategorized

Bill Proposed to Force Sale of University of Iowa’s Pollock Painting

A bill was introduced in February in the Iowa House that would require the University of Iowa to sell Jackson Pollock’s Mural, in order to create funding for scholarships. So let me see, we take out a loan of $200.000,000 to BUY a new Husky stadium and the  we could sell something to pay of [[...]

April 30th, 2011 - 12:00 pm § in America

Lyrics for Guns N Religion (by Don Smith)

Guns N Religion (by Don Smith)  We don't need no regulations. We don't need no gun control. No Environmental Protection Agency. No Centers for Disease Control. Hey, liberals, leave our guns alone! All and all you're just another commie pinko. All and all you're just another commie pinko. *** We[...]

April 30th, 2011 - 10:16 am § in Politics

HUMOR: Spanish Economy Teetering

Just two months after a terrorist bomb killed 191 commuters in Madrid, Crown Prince Felipe married former news anchor and divorcee Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano. More than 1,500 dignitaries attended the ceremony at Madrid’s Almudena Cathedral, which was decorated with more than a million flowers, w[...]

April 30th, 2011 - 6:38 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, UW

MLA meeting in Seattle Jan 2012

127th MLA Annual Convention The convention will begin on Thursday, 5 January, and end on Sunday, 8 January. Registration opens in early September for MLA members. PARTICIPATE The deadline to submit program forms and session proposals has passed (1 April). If you have already submitted program copy, [...]

April 29th, 2011 - 2:47 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Nebraska thrown out of research university association as it joins the Big Ten.

U. of Nebraska-Lincoln Is Voted Out of Assn. of American Universities By Jeffrey J. Selingo In an unprecedented move, the Association of American Universities has thrown out one of its members, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. At least two-thirds of the 63-member group, which represents univer[...]

April 29th, 2011 - 12:16 pm § in Misc.

Three Cups of Flawed Tea

  a view by Paul Loeb from HPost, Three Cups of a Flawed Hero: The Limits of Greg Mortenson’s Model of Change It’s tempting to expect perfection from those we admire, but we romanticize lone heroes at our peril. A few years before one-time supporter Jon Krakauer challenged the truthfulness [...]

April 29th, 2011 - 12:15 pm § in Misc.

HUMOR: Apple solves unemployment problems

In The Know explains how unemployed people can resurface their pitted and potholed path to employment using the Mac.    [...]

April 29th, 2011 - 8:35 am § in America, Jews

The Hard Lesson of White Racism

I am embarrassed.  When Mr. Obama became President I celebrated.  I was happy because, as  a Jewish American, I have never believed someone like me could become President of this white christian country.   I stupidly saw Barack Obama as being another ethnic name .. like Schmuel Mosheh Negri .. [...]

April 29th, 2011 - 8:12 am § in America

Pennsylvania to Drill for Gas on Campuses!

EDINBORO — Gov. Tom Corbett told the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees that the state’s universities could ease their financial woes by tapping into Marcellus shale deposits beneath their campuses. Speaking at Edinboro University during his first visit to northwestern Penn[...]

April 28th, 2011 - 10:16 pm § in Uncategorized

Jobless rate hovers around 20-year low

Unemployment in Germany dropped slightly in April, hovering around the lowest level for about 20 years, official statistics showed on Thursday, as Europe’s top economy continues to power ahead. READ MORE[...]