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This Week, the Lone Star is a Brain Cell

This Week, the Lone Star is a Brain Cell

There are many things to love about Texas: it’s big, you shouldn’t mess with it, and I was born there 20 years ago this month. Let’s even remind ourselves, before we proceed, that a Texan signed the Civil Rights Act [...]

March 17, 2010 Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
On Religion and Requirements

On Religion and Requirements

There’s an excellent discussion going on at the Harvard Political Review’s blog, HPRgument, about general curriculum requirements, specifically concerning religion. Harvard’s General Education program requires a “Culture and Belief” class, but has no explicit requirement to engage with the study [...]

February 24, 2010 Campus Issues, Culture and Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Apparently They’re Not Kidding

Apparently They’re Not Kidding

In my post on Wednesday, I dangled the possibility that the Philadelphia Daily News was kidding. They are not, as it turns out, and neither is the mayor, the police chief, or anybody else who’s recently gone off his or [...]

February 20, 2010 Campus Issues, Culture and Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
This could be a really creepy hacker joke…

This could be a really creepy hacker joke…

Ever feel like someone’s watching you when you’re sitting there chilling on your computer? Well in the case of 1,800+ Pennsylvania high school students, this occasionally was the case. Lower Merion School District was being cool, they gave out laptops [...]

February 19, 2010 Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
You Must Be Kidding Me

You Must Be Kidding Me

No, seriously, someone at the Philadelphia Daily News must be kidding me. I guess it’s Gloria Campisi and David Gambacorta, who are either a) poking some well-deserved fun at Fox News, or b) do not understand the concept of a [...]

February 17, 2010 Campus Issues, Culture and Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Rooting Around is the Best Way to Find Things

Rooting Around is the Best Way to Find Things

…At least if you’re looking for interesting things. I’ve recently stumbled on (no, not Stumbled Upon) the Fact of the Day: the undergraduate dormitory systems at Brown, Harvard, Yale, and Connecticut College were originally built with money from the same [...]

February 13, 2010 Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Snowpocalypse

Snowpocalypse

I wanted to post this in the middle of the storm so I could entitle it “Snowpocalypse Now,” but then I wouldn’t have been able to link any cool time-lapse videos. Anyway, Philly apparently got an almost-record 28.5 inches, two [...]

February 7, 2010 Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Malcolm Gladwell…

Malcolm Gladwell…

…did not talk about risk fallacy. Instead he presented a discussion on the need of cultural conversations through the concept of drinking and the form it takes in different cultures that have these cultural conversations. Malcolm Gladwell, introduced by Christina [...]

January 29, 2010 Campus Issues, Culture and Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Glenn Beck Apparently Doesn’t Get Sarcasm

Glenn Beck Apparently Doesn’t Get Sarcasm

Under the Button helpfully linked to this Glenn Beck segment from last night, and singled out the offending phrase so I didn’t have to watch it. They also reminded us that he went to Yale, for all of one class [...]

January 27, 2010 Campus Issues, Culture and Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Youth Homelessness

Youth Homelessness

I wanted to write this blog post to a) commend an organization at Penn that’s working hard (with research and passion) and b) respond to an opinion piece from The Post the other day. First of all, I’ll put some [...]

December 11, 2009 Campus Issues, National, Soapbox Blog