Thursday Links! Guaranteed* Not to Bum You Out!
* I would have thought this was still a few years off: “Faculty object to plan to replace humanities requirement with self-help course.”
* The Marquette Tribune has an article on adjuncts at our university today.
* Unraveling the response to this incident, and where it seemed to go wrong and why, offers a glimpse into the complexity of responding to cases of sexual assault in study abroad, the competing legal frameworks that study abroad programs exist within, and the tensions that can result when the best interests of the institution and the student are arguably not one and the same.
* “You go to an Ivy League school. Then you either become an investment banker or a management consultant. After two-three years, you apply to law school or b-school. And if you fall off the path for even one year, you can’t get back on.”
* Major League Baseball owners, despite earning more than $8 billion in revenue in 2013, voted in January to allow individual teams to slash or eliminate pension-plan offerings to their non-uniformed personnel.
* All in all, the NEADA estimates that sequestration caused about 300,000 families to lose home energy assistance.
* Is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actually a show about interracial family? You may have seen me going back and forth with Scott a bit this morning about how to include the romance elements of the show here; if this is supposed to be about family, it seems like we have to deal with the fact that all the siblings are in love and Big Bro is sleeping with Mom.
* Anthology alert! Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse.
Written by gerrycanavan
February 13, 2014 at 11:49 am
Posted in Look at what I found on the Internet
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