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Manners, Courtesy, and Other Tools of Oppression

(Steven Hayward) In my classrooms, I uniformly use the practice of the University of Chicago’s old graduate programs, in which I address students as “Mr. Jones” or “Ms. Smith.” It introduces a modicum of formality and respect, which counterbalances the more casual, conversational, and indeed often stream-of-consciousness style of my classes. Show More Summary

April 9 Start Date for Class-Action vs. Facebook

The first hearing in a class-action lawsuit against Facebook filed in Vienna by Austrian law student Max Schrems and his Europe Versus Facebook group is scheduled for April 9, TechCrunch reported. Schrems and Europe Versus Facebook filed the class-action suit in Vienna Aug. Show More Summary

The Effects of Synchrony on Conformity

Teams tend to do things together. Soldiers march in step. Athletic teams do stretches and simple drills together as a unit. In public schools, all students repeat phrases together like the Pledge of Allegiance. At stadiums, fans will chant together and make similar movements.

Students' Stories of Depressingly Common Run-Ins with Campus Cops

Saturday night, after reading Times columnist Charles Blow's account of his son's detainment at gunpoint by Yale campus police, I was transported back to my own run-in with UCLA campus police in 2009. It was a typically relaxed Sunday evening, and I was headed home from the library. Show More Summary

UC doctors stage one-day strike at student-health clinics

About 125 doctors and dentists staged a one-day strike Tuesday at student health clinics at 10 UC campuses as part of a contract dispute between the union and the university system.

My big take-away from attending a pro-choice rally

I was afforded a unique opportunity on January 24 to unobtrusively observe a pro-choice rally. I had been invited to speak in Austin by Texas Right to Life at a two-day conference for pro-life college students, which intersected on Saturday afternoon with the annual Texas Rally for Life. Show More Summary

How Your Body Is a Gateway to Your Creative Expression

I read a stunning submission this week from one of my students that had all the elements of good storytelling minus one thing: body sensations. I found myself desperately wanting her to describe the sensations that must have been coming...Show More Summary

Teacher leads students in choreographed dance to 'Uptown Funk'

These students shook off the back-to-school funk with a fun project.

10 Things Lawyers, Law Students Can Do on a Snow Day

Well, it's "Snowmageddon" on the East Coast as a nor'easter batters much of the region with high winds and heavy snowfall. Though blizzard warnings have now been lifted for New York and New Jersey, according to CNN, many schools and offices throughout New England are closed. For many people, it's......

School Principal Sings Hilarious 'Let It Go' Parody to Tell Students 'School is Closed' From Blizzard

Check out a funny video of a school principal named Matt Glendinning lip-syncing to a parody of Frozen‘s “Let It Go” to send an important message to students! The Moses Brown School principal sang the hilarious parody called “School Is Closed” to announce that students should stay home because of the blizzard that is sweeping [...]

And the real estate person of the year is … the millennial buyer

Ah, the elusive millennial homebuyer. Our industry has spent most of 2014 analyzing why this demographic hasn’t bought a home — student debt? Unemployment? They want to rent? — and even more time researching millennial goals and beliefs to forecast what’s next...

Teacher and students create incredible ‘Uptown Funk’ video

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Meet Scot Pankey, a theater arts teacher who has come up with a novel lesson plan: Learning can be fun. As part of a class assignment, Pankey led his students in a choreographed dance to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. The dance, which was filmed by students, was completed in a single take.

Cutbacks Are Looming for Law School Income-Based Repayment Programs

Following up on this morning's post, NY Times: Has IBR Solved the Student Loan Crisis?: New York Times, A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt: The change in college financing has a potentially serious drawback when it comes to college pricing. Income-based repayment programs in Australia...

Oklahoma man pleads guilty as accessory to murder of Australian student

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By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man charged as an accessory after the fact in the murder of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane has pled guilty to hiding the gun used to kill the athlete, prosecutors in the state said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

How Chefs and Restaurateurs Are Reviving America's Classic Diner Spaces

Old-school diners get a modern interpretation. Chef Stephen Shallcross still remembers the first time he met Faye "Arkie" Sawyer. It was the early '90s, and Shallcross was a long-haired student at the University of Texas, new to the Austin area, when he entered Sawyer's iconic roadside diner Arkie's Grill. Show More Summary

Money matters, despite what medical students say

In a recent article posted on this site, the author (a radiologist) waxed rhapsodic about a young medical student that was convinced to pursue primary care. When the author asked the student about the economic downsides to primary care, he responded by saying, “I’m not in it for the money … What matters to me isn’t […]

Liberate 41 Million Americans From Student Loan Debt

President Obama's proposal for tuition-free community college education, and the broader discussion which it has inspired, confirms our belief that it is time for a comprehensive solution to a $1.3 trillion problem: student debt in the...Show More Summary

Student Attacks Teacher Over Cell Phone While Kids Just Watch (VIDEO)

Post by Kiri Blakeley. If you don't think that teachers have one of the hardest jobs in the country these days, then take a look at this video of a teacher being assaulted by a 16-year-old student at a Paterson, New Jersey high school. Show More Summary

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