If you've been on campus during the past week, you might have heard that an armed gunman ran into the library, or that a robber stole chicken wings from the quickie mart. Whichever variation of the story you've heard, chances are it's not true. When rampant gossip and worried phone calls from parents as they see our school on the evening news are our first source of information, we know there is a problem.
How do we define ourselves? Do we identify our self-image by race, ethnicity, physical looks, education or environment? What are the classifications on what makes each and every one of us different? Each day as we look in the mirror, who do we see? The person we identify in the mirror may be a completely different perception to someone else.
In every education textbook I have read, there has been at least one point in which the author lists fact upon fact about how No Child Left Behind has left a negative impact on the public school system. The program demands adequate yearly progress on the tests and offers little to no help for teachers in actually teaching the subject matter.
With the advent of the new Powelton Pizza location, it would seem that Lancaster Avenue is ripe for further development, and in a recession no less. The Lancaster Avenue of which I'm speaking stretches from 34th Street out to Spring Garden. Ostensibly, the critical mass for the coming success of the street is upon us.
Wolfram Research officially released a new search engine May 18 called Wolfram|Alpha, a new Web site that tries to give users information they seek directly. While it is not the first project that attempts to understand user questions, it is one of the most recent and is heavily hyped.
Finding a job after graduating college is not easy for most students. In April 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor reported an unemployment rate of 8.9 percent, a reflection of the current stagnant economic climate students are faced with that only increases the challenge presented to them.
After the interregnum of business caused by the University's mourning period for Dr. Constantine Papadakis, the Faculty Senate is now poised to resume consideration of a matter left on its plate by former Provost Steven W. Director. I don't think many of us who experienced Director's stealth regime realized the full extent of its mischief.