Archive for November 22nd, 2011

November 22nd, 2011 - 8:16 pm § in America, Jews

Woody Allen’s son to join UW Rhodes Scholars!

Woody Allen’s son to join UW Rhodes Scholars! NEW YORK (AP) — The son of actress and activist Mia Farrow and director Woody Allen has been chosen as a Rhodes Scholar. Ronan Farrow is among 32 American students who will be awarded scholarships to study at Oxford University. It’s not the[...]

November 22nd, 2011 - 9:48 am § in Misc.

Thanksgiving in Canada

The other American Thanksgiving The Order of Good Cheer, 1606 by Charles William Jefferys, (1925). The origins of the first Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean. Frobisher’s Thanksgiving celebrati[...]

November 22nd, 2011 - 9:32 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: What The Super Committtee Debacle Means for the NIH

Yesterday President Obama was asked how he would respond to any effort to block the automatic spending cuts without corresponding abandonmment of the huge tax cuts Bush made for the very wealthy. Obama’s sho9srt answer was “NO.” “I will veto any effort to get rid of those aut[...]

November 22nd, 2011 - 12:18 am § in Schools & Colleges

Education Reform

Yenia Silva Correa DURING the last two years Cuba has been redesigning its strategies in order to enhance the training of its teachers, reduce spending without affecting class quality, use resources rationally and encourage students to train in pedagogical and technical careers. These topics were wi[...]