Archive for November 14th, 2011

November 14th, 2011 - 11:57 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges

Good News for Harvard

Harvard Raises $639M Despite Tough Economy 1 By Tara W. Merrigan and Zoe A. Y. Weinberg Despite a shaky economy, Harvard raised a record setting $639 million during the 2011 fiscal year, the third-largest amount ever accrued in the University’s history.[...]

November 14th, 2011 - 11:46 pm § in Misc.

Banning The Necktie … But Can Women Wear Scarves?

from Vos  iz Neias? Albany, NY – A group of State senators are backing legislation that could prevent doctors from wearing neckties. Declaring ties ‘deadly,’ the Senators have proposed a bill to form a 25-member advisory council that would be charged with developing a hygienic dress code [...]

November 14th, 2011 - 8:51 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges, Science

What If This Is The Future?

Excerpts from post by Jon Evans on Tech Crunch. There is something odd going on. While millions of long-term unemployed fight desperately to tread water, technology’s handmaidens — software engineers — are minting money like bailed-out bankers. The New York Times chimes in: “technology is qu[...]

November 14th, 2011 - 9:48 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Accreditation of Online “Universities” a hot potato

  Based on a  a truly frightening article The Chronicle of Higher Education WGU may want to worry about its accreditation. Congress has gotten involved in accrediting online colleges.  The motivation in Congress is that “for-profit” companies  rake in federal financial aid withou[...]