Monthly Archives: March 2011

Did Tech Wreck…

…its student affairs obligations? This story caught my attention for two reasons. First, it deals with an important aspect of university life — student affairs. And second, I taught at Texas Tech University for two years and still have a … Continue reading

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Qaddafi must like Elton John

Perhaps, but you couldn’t blame the Libyan strongman if he continues to song John’s “I’m Still Standing” because he’s still in power. The coalition air strikes continue, but they’ve not succeeded in giving the opposition (or the rebels, depending upon … Continue reading

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How "healthy" is the county in which you live?

Every now and then I come across a story that screams “read me.” This is one of them: TIME highlights a new report that ranks the “health” of each county in the United States. Of course, my attention soon turned … Continue reading

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What a change

From the PBS station in Los Angeles…to being sold to the Church of Scientology. As the Los Angeles Times reports: Financially strapped KCET-TV is in talks to sell its landmark Sunset Boulevard studio to the Church of Scientology, according to … Continue reading

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The media are starting to panic?

Okay, let’s start with a teaching moment — in my writing classes, I tell my students that they need to remember to bring their GPS with them when they sit down to write. The “G” stands for grammar. The “P” … Continue reading

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Sacre bleu!

The president of China is aggravated at his French counterpart for being so upfront in his support for coalition air strikes against Libya. As VOA News reports, Chinese President Hu Jintao has warned that coalition airstrikes on Libya could violate … Continue reading

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FOX News’ winning streak is at 37

Like it or not, FOX News has become the dominant cable news provider for Americans. As the latest Nielsen numbers suggest, FOX News has been number one in the ratings for 37 consecutive quarters. That’s a winning streak that spans … Continue reading

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