Monday Links, Part 2!
* …comparing salary sharing as a portion of revenue in professional sports to scholarship funding as a portion of revenue in athletic departments, a new working paper published by Cornell University’s Higher Education Research Institute takes a different angle to make the same point: college athletes are being robbed.
* On October 11th, a group of right-wing truckers is planning to drive to DC to shut down the major commuter highway that circles the city. They’ll continue to block traffic, they say, until they see the arrest of elected officials who have “violated their oath of office.”
* The headline reads, “U.S. Women Are Dying Younger Than Their Mothers, and No One Knows Why.”
In particular, growing health disadvantages have disproportionately impacted women over the past three decades, especially those without a high-school diploma or who live in the South or West.
Well, gee, I bet I can guess!
* Reductions in the amount of public money allocated to universities are fuelling corruption within higher education systems across the world, it was claimed this week.
* Netflix as the new canon. I’ve seen this in my own classes.
* And the New Inquiry #21 is on witches. Enjoy!
Written by gerrycanavan
October 7, 2013 at 2:47 pm
Posted in Look at what I found on the Internet
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