This college planner is up the WAZZU

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports the academic year planner handed out to Washington State University students has one problem. At Washington State University, a free planner handed out to students by the campus bookstore had on its cover a photo of a University of Washington building, reports The Seattle Times. Here’s the link: http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/washington-state-u-features-photo-of-rival-campus-on-student-planner/84747?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en…

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Conservatives blast “urban elite media”

Another broadside by conservatives in the U.S. against liberal media, you say? Au contrare. As the Montreal Gazette reports, this time the charge is coming from the Conservatives in Canada. On Tuesday — in an email with the subject line “Just disgusting” — the party appealed to its members for $5 donations to help fight…

College fishing as competitive sport?

Bloomberg Businessweek takes a look at the growing popularity of fishing as a competitive collegiate sport. Bass fishing offers a glimpse of college sports without the supervision—or the insistence on amateurism—of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which scrutinizes revenue-producing football and basketball programs and monitors athletes who play without pay. Companies are eagerly reeling in…

Adjuncts at UDC vote to form union

The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look at another group of adjuncts voting to form a union. The professors join nearby adjuncts at Georgetown, American, Howard, and George Washington Universities, who have also voted to unionize as part of SEIU’s push to organize adjuncts in cities across the country. According to the union, 75…

Major buyouts at Turner

The following comes from MediaBistro’s “Revolving Door Newsletter” The Turner networks will buy out hundreds of employees, mostly at CNN and HLN. If the buyouts don’t cut costs enough, layoffs will be the next step. “Division leaders now are reviewing the working groups’ reports on their respective areas of oversight,” CEO John Martin wrote in…