Monthly Archives: August 2013

Canada becomes more selective in identifying immigrants

The Wall Street Journal explores what Canada is doing and whether its new immigration policies might be worth an examination by U.S. leaders. This August, Canada began to accept its first immigrants under part of an overhaul that puts greater … Continue reading

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Putin, to Obama: Prove it

The BBC examines a challenge Russian president Vladimir Putin has laid down to his American counterpart. Russian President Vladimir Putin has challenged the US to present to the UN evidence that Syria was responsible for chemical weapons attacks. Mr Putin … Continue reading

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Why is Twitter’s top lawyer quitting?

Reuters explores what might have led to Twitter’s top lawyer to leave the company unexpectedly. Twitter’s top lawyer, known as a champion of free speech, unexpectedly stepped down on Friday as the microblogging company moved closer toward a long-expected initial … Continue reading

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Will Anthony Calvillo play again?

At age 41 and struggling to come back from a concussion, the Montreal Alouettes quarterback admits that he’s not sure when he will play his next game.

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Facebook explains its policy changes

Here is an email Facebook sent out today to explain its changes and how it affects privacy. We’re writing to let you know that we are proposing updates to our Data Use Policy and our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. … Continue reading

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Rethinking journalism education (AGAIN)

PBS’ MediaShift continues its look at how journalism education could be changed. Probably the best way to keep journalism curricula current and meeting the needs of the changing marketplace is to instill a culture of change and risk-taking among faculty. … Continue reading

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One Ohio university slashes tuition by more than 33 percent

The Chronicle of Higher Education examines the decision made by leaders of Ashland University. Ashland University, a private institution in Ohio, is joining a small but growing group of colleges that have sharply cut their tuition while also reducing the … Continue reading

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