- Kosiya, the Buddhist Scrooge – The king’s treasurer learns that “Generosity makes space in the mind and heart, while hoarding creates an interior prison.”
- New York Times
- Giant Particle Collider Fizzles, Adding to the Mysteries of Life – Electrical problems with the Large Hadron Collider mean it will be years, if ever, before its most ambitious work can be attempted.
- Obama Administration Weighs In on State Secrets, Raising Concern on the Left – In a friend of the court briefing, the Obama administration inserts an argument that the state secrets law is constitutional, not based on common law. Hardly a settled opinion, many on the left are dismayed at the administration’s position given Obama’s statements “that he wants to limit the use of the state secrets privilege.”
- Radio Free America – In an op ed piece, Nancy Sinatra argues for broadcast radio performance royalties for performing artists. Rather than directly argue for her royalties, she cites the destitute Helen Forrest, a 1940s big band singer. I’m not sure how many big band radio stations are out there anymore, but I doubt that revenues are sufficient to pay performance royalties.
- Bill Clinton in North Korea to Seek Release of U.S. Reporters – In Bill Clinton’s first public mission since his wife became Secretary of State, he travels to Pyongyang to seek the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee. Disclaimer: my brother has been a big supporter of the movement to free the journalists.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- New Web Site Compares Student Outcomes at Online Colleges – A grant-funded web site looks to explain the programs available through online institutions and assess the effectiveness of those programs.
- Augmenting Human Intellect
- Detailed Discussion of the H-LAM/T System – Just getting started with this section. Considering the abridged version of this in The New Media Reader for a New Media Studies course we hope to teach in the spring term, but reading the full document for myself.
- Student Sues University Because She’s Unemployable – Having graduated from Monroe College in April, a student sues in July, charging that the school’s Office of Career Advancement didn’t help her. The Slashdot comment thread should be interesting.
- Richmond Times-Dispatch
- Victim Assistance Academy graduates hear from one who was helped – Joan Neff’s program just finished its second year at the University of Richmond. The Center helps the Victim Assistance Academy by supplying a handful of laptops. It’s always nice to be even a small part of a program that’s making a difference in people’s lives.