Today Is Tuesday!
* At the beginning of April, one of the most important labor unions in U.S. higher education staged an unexpected two-day strike. It wasn’t the American Association of University Professors — the left-leaning professors’ union — or a chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, representing service workers; it was United Auto Workers Local 2865. Auto workers might appear to be an odd group to strike across American university campuses, but Local 2865 represents 12,000 teaching assistants, associate instructors and undergraduate tutors at University of California campuses.
* Kavanagh is referring to the lowered rate-per-bed the GEO Group offered Arizona as the national economy cratered in 2008. The rate applied to emergency “temporary” beds at two of its facilities to house an overflow of prisoners. In exchange for the discount, the state agreed to meet a 100% occupancy rate for all non-emergency beds at both prisons.
* Big Data: A Statistical Analysis of the Work of Bob Ross.
* Coming soon: Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler, edited by Tarshia L. Stanley.
* DC says it’s finally publishing Grant Morrison’s Multiversity.
* Avoiding Climate Catastrophe Is Super Cheap — But Only If We Act Now. I have some terrible news.
* Science has officially proven the exact age that men get grumpy. Still so many years for me to go.
* Fingers crossed! Wisconsin Republicans To Vote On Secession.
Written by gerrycanavan
April 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm
Posted in Look at what I found on the Internet
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