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The work that really drives New York

Now that Mayor de Blasio has scored two high-profile wins that will make a long-term impact on the lives of working-class New Yorkers — expanding paid sick leave and securing funding for universal pre-kindergarten — it’s time to focus on the less flashy work of connecting New York’s unemployed with solid, good-paying jobs.

A Fallen Tree Magically Stands Back Up in Its Original Position After Being Cut with a Chainsaw

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

Paul Firbas, a professor at Stony Brook University in New York, captured footage in 2013 of his friend cutting up a tree that had fallen over in his backyard. After Paul’s friend trims a nice-sized piece out of the tree with his chainsaw, the tree then magically stands right back up in its original position. [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban On Affirmative Action For University Admissions Against Student Protest

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Michigan voter initiative on Tuesday that banned affirmative action in public university admission procedures, according to the New York Times. In 2006, Proposal Two amended the Michigan Constitution to...Show More Summary

Reading list: consumer protection

yesterdayIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Reading list: Dee Pridgen, Wrecking Ball Disguised as Law Reform: ALEC's Model Act on Private Enforcement of Consumer Protection Statutes, 39 New York University Review of Law & Social Change (2015). Abstract: The consumer protection...Show More Summary

Prescribing Mushrooms for Anxiety

A New York University research team is using hallucinogenic experiences to help patients come to terms with their mortality.

EIR/AAR Meeting: 19th Century Upstate New York Religions and their Heirs

I hope to see some of you at the Eastern International Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, May 3-4, 2014 at Syracuse University. The theme of the conference is "19th Century Upstate New York Religions and their Heirs,"...Show More Summary

Law School Trustee's Company Chills Critical Speech With Subpoena For Students' Personal Emails

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A New York University trustee has found a way to chill speech critical of him and the companies he owns: subpoena the personal emails of two particularly outspoken opponents. A New York University Law trustee's company wants two students to hand over their personal emails after they circulated a letter criticizing him, according to a subpoena. Show More Summary

It’s not enough to make preschool universal

The District has led the country in giving its residents universal access to preschool, and and New York and other cities are now following suit. But if preschool is going to close the achievement gap for low-income kids, it has to be high-quality. And even that may not be enough to do the trick. Read full article >>

Cost of new LICH seen as three times estimate

The president of one of the losing bidders for Long Island College Hospital has filed a formal protest with the State University of New York on the premise that the winning bid for SUNY's Long Island... To view the full story, click the title link.

CUNY Launches Dance Initiative – Application Deadline Approaching for Residencies

Last week, the City University of New York launched the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a residency program providing rehearsal and performance space to NYC choreographers and dance companies. The new program, which brings a host of benefits to both CUNY … Continue reading ?

Don’t put your money where your mouth is

Not a surprise to me but yikes nonetheless: In the first comprehensive study of the DNA on dollar bills, researchers at New York University’s Dirty Money Project found that currency is a medium of exchange for hundreds of different kinds of bacteria as bank notes pass from hand to hand. By analyzing genetic material on […]

Search For New Species: Todd Disotell Today

Tickets still available! Kimmel Center for University Life 60 Washington Square S Rosenthal Pavillion New York City, NY 10012 Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

The Saturday Ticker: Business Politics, Morning Baseball, Jazzy Weather

FBN’s Maria Bartiromo will interview New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday on “Opening Bell” at 9amET. Bartiromo will talk with de Blasio about his outlook on the economy, universal Pre-Kindergarten and his future plans for New York...Show More Summary

NYU Law Students' Private Emails Subpoenaed By Trustee

The private email accounts of two New York University law students have been subpoenaed by an NYU Law trustee over the circulation of a letter critical of him, DNAinfo is reporting. [ more › ]

Arne Duncan dismisses critics: ‘Lots of drama, lots of noise’

There he goes again. Education Secretary Arne Duncan went to New York recently and introduced state Education Commissioner John King at a function at New York University, calling him “a remarkable leader” and “as smart and as thoughtful as anyone working in this space.” As for the growing number of critics of King’s education reforms, Duncan […]

JAMES TARANTO: Poor Little Rich Man: How to become a millionaire by lamenting income inequality. …

JAMES TARANTO: Poor Little Rich Man: How to become a millionaire by lamenting income inequality. Being a “distinguished professor” of economics at the City University of New York is nice work if you can get it. “During year-one,” the boss explains in a letter to the new hire, “you will not be expected to teach [...]

Constructive Feedback University: BLACK EQUALITY Will Not Be Admitted But EXPOSED By The Trickle Of Evidence To The Affirmative - For The First Time The US Education Dept Civil Rights Division Affirms Injustice As A Powerful Black Star Athlete Compels A

New York Times Investigation Of The Florida State University Investigation Of Rape Accusations Against Football Star Jamies WinstonFlorida State University Responds To The NY Times Story There is far more interest among the usual suspects...Show More Summary

NYT: FSU "did little" in Winston case; Univ. objects

6 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

The New York Times says Florida State University didn't properly investigate the rape accusation against football star Jameis Winston; the University "vigorously objects"

The Quiet Death Of The Tech Company Mascot

Why doesn't the tech industry use mascots as much as other industries? The answer is more nuanced than you'd think. This story contains interviews with clinical associate professor of marketing at New York University, Sunder Narayanan; professor of marketing at the University of Montana, Jakki Mohr; and illustrator and designer, Kevan Atteberry. Read Full Story

Selfless Crusader Against Income Inequality to Heroically Accept $225,000 Per Year from State-Funded Organization to Occasionally Give a Few Quotes About the Scourge of Income Inequality

$225,000 would be quite a rate of pay for a part-time job. But this isn't even a part-time job. Former Enron shill Paul Krugman is now taking another "big money call" to promote the City University of New York's Luxembourg...

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