Category: Social Policy

Wonder, Delight and Approval

Wonder, Delight and Approval: “A must read: Rep Henry Waxman’s report on The Content of Federally Funded Abstinence- Only Education Programs finding that these curricula, meant for children and adolescents, present “false, misleading, or distorted information about reproductive health” (including assertions that an abortion will make you sterile and that condoms don’t protect against STDs) […]

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University Instruction as Toilet-cleaning

University Instruction as Toilet-cleaning: “ From a student column in the Oregon Daily Emerald: Students pay teachers to educate us, yet they are then allowed to tell us how much we’re learning. The whole situation seems akin to a boss paying her employee to clean toilets and the employee turning around and telling the employer […]

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Le blogs

Le blogs: “In an intriguing development, Le Monde has begun to offer its readers weblog hosting in partnership with Typepad. As Loïc Le Meur (of Typepad’s parent company, SixApart) points out, Le Monde’s top 10 blogs features a mix of the blogs…” (Via Guardian Unlimited Newsblog.) ——- this is pretty cool too.

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It's Miller Time at UM

It’s Miller Time at UM: “ UM Medical School announced a $100 million gift today, from the family of the late Leonard Miller, a longtime South Florida businessman and philanthropist.. The Medical School will be renamed the “Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine”. Officially, anyway. That same announcement also refers to it as “The University […]

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It’s Miller Time at UM

It’s Miller Time at UM: “ UM Medical School announced a $100 million gift today, from the family of the late Leonard Miller, a longtime South Florida businessman and philanthropist.. The Medical School will be renamed the “Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine”. Officially, anyway. That same announcement also refers to it as “The University […]

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frontline: the persuaders: neuromarketing | PBS

frontline: the persuaders: neuromarketing | PBS: “But 30 years after the commercials debuted, neuroscientist Read Montague was still thinking about them. Something didn’t make sense. If people preferred the taste of Pepsi, the drink should have dominated the market. It didn’t. So in the summer of 2003, Montague gave himself a ‘Pepsi Challenge’ of a […]

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frontline: the persuaders: neuromarketing | PBS

frontline: the persuaders: neuromarketing | PBS: “But 30 years after the commercials debuted, neuroscientist Read Montague was still thinking about them. Something didn’t make sense. If people preferred the taste of Pepsi, the drink should have dominated the market. It didn’t. So in the summer of 2003, Montague gave himself a ‘Pepsi Challenge’ of a […]

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Amateurs and professionals

Amateurs and professionals: “The distinction between professionals and amateurs is one that’s so familiar today as to seem perfectly natural. Professionals are serious, amateurs are dilettantes; professionals know what they’re doing, and have credentials and training, amateurs don’t; professionals get paid, amateurs are hobbyists. Of course, in a few fields there are exceptions to the […]

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Black is White . George Will is…

Black is White . George Will is…: “Black is White. George Will is joining the chorus of attack on the universities: Academics, such as the next secretary of state, still decorate Washington, but academia is less listened to than it was. It has marginalized itself, partly by political shrillness and… [Leiter Reports]Ahh. I was all […]

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U.S. Newswire : Release : Republican Legislators Reward Radical RightWing with Blow to Women's Health Care, Says National Organization for Women

U.S. Newswire : Release : Republican Legislators Reward Radical RightWing with Blow to Women’s Health Care, Says National Organization for Women: “” (Via .) — american government at its best….. not.

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