Vol. 18 Iss. 31

Volume 18 Issue 31 - 08/06/2010

Editorial – Information Off-ramp

Recently, a media frenzy erupted around the inappropriate firing of a US Department of Agriculture employee. Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign after an edited video clip posted online appeared to show her use of racial discrimination. Later, however, it was discovered that the online clip was missing a critical segment?information which gave context to… Read more »

AUSU Update – Convocation 2010; AUSU Executive Election

Convocation 2010 AUSU wishes to congratulate this year’s graduates, whether attending Convocation in person or by distance. We wish you the best of luck in your future pursuits. You are an inspiration to all AU students! AUSU Executive Election AUSU has recently held its internal election for the Executive. We wish to congratulate Barbara Rielly… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Difficult Days Ahead

As much as I understand the reality, the inevitability of death, it still comes like a thief in the night, shocking and saddening all those affected. It’s dreaded, feared, and misunderstood by most, yet often it is welcomed and embraced by those who are dying. I remember my dad wishing for it as he faced… Read more »

Write Stuff – New Friends

I’m confused about e-books. Not the general idea of them, or even their various formats or platforms; no, the confusing thing about e-books is why so many people scorn them and grieve the decline of paper books. For every update about the Nook or the Kindle, and for every tech article on the latest e-book… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – The Cybiont Interview, Part I

Cybiont is a New Zealand recording artist with astonishingly innovative lyrics and sounds. He recently took the time to talk with Wanda Waterman St. Louis about Gaia theory, collectivism, and mindful listening. Be sure to check out The Voice‘s review of Cybiont’s second album, Angels & Demons. ?The great challenge of the future will not… Read more »

Did You Know? – MIT OpenCourseWare

If You’re seeking supplementary material for your courses, familiarizing yourself with background subjects, or considering studying a new topic for personal enjoyment, you’ll be excited to learn about Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (?MIT?) OpenCourseWare initiative. The donations-funded online resource, which is free and requires no registration, includes materials from two thousand courses previously taught at… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Stop Calling, Stop Calling

This coming Tuesday marks the 134th anniversary of one history-making telephone call: on August 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the world’s first long-distance call from Brantford, Ontario, to Paris, Ontario. Land line-based telephones have been a part of modern life for so long that It’s easy to take them for granted. This week’s links… Read more »