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May 2010 Blog Posts (11)

North Korea mystery deepens (CNN OPINION by Fareed Zakaria)

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Added by Jon Berk on May 27, 2010 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Disaster plan - or lack thereof

What I feel is most remarkable about the whole situation in the gulf is that it appears that BP did not have a "disaster plan" in the event that something happened. No type of failsafe was in place. No second valve that would close off the well if a disaster occurred. Apparently the government did not requre one. In their "Drill Baby Drill" zeal, they didn't bother to have a real disaster mitigation plan in place.

I find this remarkable because I performed research for the…

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Added by Dr. Russell W. Kincaid on May 18, 2010 at 11:39pm — 1 Comment

Where are the experts?

Are there no trained engineers for this disaster? Are we so incapable of having an operation in place that sucks water and oil aboard and separates the water from the oil and pumping the oil in other ships' containers WHILE they are attempting to fix the faulty well cap? Now we will not be able to eat fish from the Atlantic ever again. Nice going for both the US, British and European governments. Since when is the damage in the ocean a private issue? Has the whole world gone so distracted that… Continue

Added by Phyllis G. Rosenblatt on May 18, 2010 at 6:58pm — 2 Comments

Gulf Leak: A Disaster in Slow Motion

When I hear the term “worst-case scenario”, I usually dismiss it, thinking, “It will never get that bad.” My rationale in making this judgment is that things will…

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Added by James H. Reynolds on May 18, 2010 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Mohammed cartoonist 'head-butted' during speech at Uppsala University

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2010-05-11-mohammed-cartoon_N.htm?csp=usat.me



STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish artist who angered Muslims by depicting the prophet Mohammed as a dog was assaulted Tuesday as furious protesters interrupted…
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Added by Innovation Director on May 12, 2010 at 10:37am — No Comments

Top 10 College Dropouts (Source: www.updatednews.ca)

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Added by Jon Berk on May 10, 2010 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Faculty Killer

Hello Donna,



I think you will have to take into consideration:

- Number of years you have at your present position.

- The prestige of the University or Institution you're considering to transfer to.

- Your own professional experience and "feelings" about ONLINE teaching.

- Your plans for the future and how they may or may not apply to a Virtual Program.

-The benefits they offer and the kind of support you expect to have: Is this place established enough, that… Continue

Added by ELIZABETH CORREIA-JORDAN on May 5, 2010 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment

Is this a career killer?

I am a dept. chair and new associate professor of engineering at a small regional university. I was recently contacted about a job opening for a dean's position at a for-profit online university. As someone who has been involved with some online classes, I found the position to be interesting. I even did a phone interview. Now I have been contacted for an in person interview. Something in the back of my head keeps telling me this is a career killer job that will make it…

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Added by Michael Reynolds on May 4, 2010 at 5:29pm — 25 Comments

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