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November 2011 Blog Posts (9)

BREAKING NEWS: UC Davis students have staged a sit-in at the campus financial aid office..

Source: www.mercurynews.com:

 

Some UC Davis students have staged a sit-in at the campus financial aid office as part of a general strike in protest of rising tuition. 

 

Davis protesters take over financial aid building, hold teach-in…

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Added by Faculty Row Alerts on November 28, 2011 at 5:11pm — 1 Comment

Why educators aren't deciding what to do about educational decline

Education cannot thrive unless we who have exposure to the best research on it, are given seats at the political tables that have begun to define and constrain education, from pre-K up through graduate school. Politicians, school boards and the U.S. Dept. of Education have made it their mission to "reform" education, in response to their own employers - voters. Voters, fearing the high cost of education and published reports of slippage against the educational standards of other nations have…

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Added by J. Patrick McGrail on November 23, 2011 at 12:04am — 1 Comment

NYU Students Strike on #OWS "Day of Action"

Thousands of students have begun "Occupying" New York University's Campus for the "Student Week of Action." Students are covering parts of the campus from Washington Square Park to Union Square. Today is the two month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, also being called "The Day of Action."

Not only are NYU students standing up against tuition hikes, student debt and other issues, but campuses across the city like Columbia University, Julliard, The New School and CUNY Hunter are all…

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Added by Susan B. on November 17, 2011 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Is Technology Destroying Jobs?

Source: Erick Schonfeld

www.techcrunch.com

Date:  11/16/2011

 

For all the benefits of living in a connected world, there is one huge disconnect: the economy seems to be growing, but it is not creating jobs. This disconnect is not a temporary blip that will disappear with a full economic recovery. It is part of a longer-term structural change in the economy.

Yesterday at the …

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Added by Innovation Director on November 16, 2011 at 6:11pm — 2 Comments

Dershowitz papers available to researchers in NYC

Source: Associated Press

Date: 11/14/2011

 

(AP)  NEW YORK — Ten years after celebrity defense attorney Alan Dershowitz agreed to donate his papers to his alma mater, the collection once owned by the man whose clients have included Mike Tyson and O.J. Simpson opened to scholars and the public on Monday.



The 1,000 boxes of letters, case files and other materials donated to Brooklyn College include correspondence with Tyson, Claus von Bulow and Leona Helmsley, but…

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Added by Paul Geller on November 14, 2011 at 10:52pm — No Comments

55 Jobs of the Future

By Thomas Frey

Source Futurist Speaker

 

“There is no future in any job. The future lies in

the person who holds the job.” –…

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Added by Thomas Frey on November 14, 2011 at 4:11pm — 2 Comments

Occupy movement only beginning, political science professor says.

The veteran activist participated in United Farm Workers and Chicano rights movements.

By J. Almendarez

Source: TheRanger.org 

6:11pm November 10, 2011

For about two months, protesters have gathered at Wall Street in New York City to protest corporate greed — or something.

Their intentions were…

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Added by Jon Berk on November 10, 2011 at 6:37pm — 1 Comment

Up to 200,000 Quebec students stage massive protest over tuition hikes

The Canadian Press


Quebec students are marching in the streets as part of a massive protest against…

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Added by Innovation Director on November 10, 2011 at 2:03pm — 3 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Congressman Calls For Federal Investigation Into Penn State Scandal

Source: NPR.com

BY Eyder Peralta

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/11/08/142146941/congressman-calls-for-federal-investigation-into-penn-state-scandal

***Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno's support among the school's board of trustees is fragile amid a child sex-abuse scandal involving a former…

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Added by Faculty Row Alerts on November 8, 2011 at 11:28pm — No Comments

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