- In these post Virginia Tech days, don't get too 'emotional' in your creative writing or English assignments. If you do, consequences can be pretty bad.
- Dani Rodrik on globalization and (procedural) fairness: "... [M]ost of us would care about the manner in which the distributional change occurred--i.e., about procedural fairness. The fact that the shock created a net gain ... is not enough to conclude that it is a change for the better. "
- Vedanta University's website is up; it's looking for someone to become its Provost and Chief Academic Officer. The first line of its faculty page -- "Vedanta University’s academic strength is drirctly dependent on the caliber of faculty" -- indicates that it should hire a proof reader first. [Thanks to reader-commenter AS for the pointer.]
- Students (and at least one faculty member) at a university protested the visit of Vice President Dick Cheney. So what's the big deal? It happened at BYU. Here's a post by the faculty member who joined the protest.
- Wicked (and made up) words of wisdom that will make you feel "overflowing with this sense of goodness". Raj brings us Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mother Theresa and many other luminaries. Here's a sample:
As Abraham Lincoln put it seven scores and five years ago, "a man who does not make a difference is indifferent".
- Gawker brings us news with this headline: Patent application approved, Indian men to have exclusive rights over Indian women.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Posted by Abi. Posted at 9:11 AM