Archive for April 29th, 2011

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[...]