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November 20, 2011
Dear Chancellor Katehi, I imagine you’re feeling burned right now.  You trusted the wrong people, and find yourself in a completely untenable position.   You know perfectly well that what the police did to peaceful protesters was beyond reason. There’s really no disputing that. The right to peaceable assembly is well-enshrined in American law, and for good reason. The videos speak for themselves.   Your people overshot. But you know that.
November 20, 2011
Six months ago, we here at University of Venus wrote passionately about our reactions to the beating and blinding of Rumana Monzur by her husband and in front of their daughter. We hoped that this would shed light on the issue of violence against women and the power imbalance that still exists between men and women.  But we also feared for her academic career, her and her daughter’s safety, and her future more generally. How is she?
November 20, 2011
This month, Chevrolet turns 100 years old. Happy Birthday Chevrolet. In the Chevy line-up over the years are many of the models that I fell in love with when I was growing up.
November 20, 2011
What happened at Penn State and at UC Davis comes as no surprise to those of us working contingently in Higher Ed; we've been victimized, marginalized, and silenced for years. 
November 20, 2011
Last week I had the privilege of spending time with some members of our student Hacker Club. The goal of this discussion, one of many that we are having with many members and groups in our community, is to identify the digital ideas and innovations that hold the most promise for our institution.  
November 20, 2011
On the Green Schools listserv, last week, there was some small discussion regarding how to coordinate sustainability efforts conducted by student groups with those undertaken by remunerated students, whether work/study or internship.  Many campuses have paid student eco-reps, recycling coordinators and the like.
November 20, 2011
NYT headlines today reflect a mature understanding of the Internet. In the "Technology" section there are no articles on "technology" per se, for example semi-conductors, fiber optic cables or wireless access points. (The Times does cover these matters in its "Science" section anyway.) Rather, there are economic, legal, and social articles about technology.
November 20, 2011
Melanie Klein, the originator of object relations theory, described early childhood relationships in terms of "splitting." (Bear in mind that what follows is a gross oversimplification.)
November 19, 2011
John Warner’s first novel, The Funny Man, was recently published by Soho Press. He teaches at the College of Charleston and is co-color commentator for The Morning News Tournament of Books.

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