Monthly Archives: April 2012

How a blind man fooled the state police

Sure, Chen Guangcheng’s escape (and likely temporary stay in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing) will become a delicate human rights issue between the Americans and the Chinese. But as you read about his escape, as chronicled in this AP story, … Continue reading

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The finish line

The finish line and the starting line. It’s the same line. Anticipate the end. For it’s also the beginning.

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No one there

Silence. Not even a hushed tone. No one speaking. No one there.

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I posted the following on my Facebook page and got quite a response

So, I thought I’d share it here as well: When a student writes or says “Thank you for all you did for me”, I think they forget that the “Thank you” goes both ways. And that’s because a great student … Continue reading

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As CTK reports, the answer is yes. A tented camp of people dissatisfied with the current political situation was built at Prague’s Klarov and they want to spend the days ahead in the park after the model of the world-wide … Continue reading

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You’re outta here!

The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look at the decision to fire the president of Louisiana State University. The Louisiana board, half of whose members were appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, voted 12 to 4 in favor of Mr. … Continue reading

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Can you name one thing that has doubled in price over 10 years?

Would you believe college tuition? CBS News takes a look at what the pressures of state budget cuts, tuition increases and an unsettled job market mean to recent college graduates. College tuition has risen as twice the pace of inflation. … Continue reading

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