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July 23rd, 2018 - 8:25 am § in Schools & Colleges

Don’t they know any Latin in South Carolina?

“Summa Cum Laude” is censored. Read story here.  [...]

June 28th, 2018 - 11:48 am § in Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Schools & Colleges

What if Girls Are Not so Good At Programming?

A UW instructor in comp sci recently got flamed on for raising the possibility that women are less good at math and comp sci.  Stuart Reges’own Chair lashed out saying that such an idea violated the Dept’s commitment to training women. As a scientist and, hopefully as a rational human, [...]

June 28th, 2018 - 8:25 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

In the midst of Trump’s war on Obamacare, there is another huge disruptive force, Amazon.  

Amazon buys online pharmacy PillPack I predicted this several months ago.  When Amazon bought Whole Foods it seemed to me that the best part of that deal was real estate.   Having parking and a presence in better-off neighborhoods was perfect. The rest of the puzzle was  the absolute mess of dru[...]

June 18th, 2018 - 10:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Schools & Colleges

WSU’s Mike Leach falls for fake Obama video

Cougar coach swallowed aging internet hoax WSU’s head football coach Mike Leach is an ardent Trump supporter. That made him an easy mark for a hoax video using edited footage to make it sound like President Obama said, in a 2014 Brussels speech, that Americans are “too small-minded to go[...]

June 2nd, 2018 - 12:17 am § in Religion, Repugnants, Schools & Colleges

History of Proms

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May 23rd, 2018 - 1:03 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Sexual McCarthyism

A Harvard economics researcher has been accused of making “sexually inappropriate” comments Roland Fryer is accused of creating a hostile work environment at his Harvard lab.  Whatever the truth, the saddest thing is that the review of what could be real issues is being conducted by administrat[...]

May 22nd, 2018 - 10:39 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Are Public School Teachers Underpaid?

No from Intellectual Takeout James D. Agresti | May 18, 2018 |  12,602       During recent teacher walkouts in Oklahoma that captured national attention, many major media outlets reported misleadingly small figures for teacher pay. By failing to reveal all aspects of teacher compensation, t[...]

May 18th, 2018 - 12:30 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Texas school shooter ID’d

“Police have taken Dimitrios Pagourtzis into custody and believe he is the sole gunman responsible for the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School that left at least 10 dead and 10 more wounded,” USA Today reported. CNN says the shooter was injured. Another student described as an R[...]

May 18th, 2018 - 8:37 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants, Schools & Colleges

Another Day, Another School, 10 More Dead Kids

Law enforcement sources confirm “multiple fatalities” at the high school in Santa Fe, Texas (near Galveston) and say a shooter is in custody. News sources report 9 deaths and say an officer was injured. Meanwhile, President Trump is heading today to an NRA speaking engagement, seeking vo[...]

May 16th, 2018 - 12:46 pm § in Repugnants, Schools & Colleges

Revising History: Gun Nut Implies Kent State Victims Should Have Shot National Guardsmen

Kaitlin Marie‏ @KaitMarieox May 13 More Now that I graduated from @KentState, I can finally arm myself on campus. I should have been able to do so as a student- especially since 4 unarmed students were shot and killed by the government on this campus. #CampusCarryNow On May 4, 1970, Ohio Nationa[...]