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Boomer Esiason, ex-NFL QB, Blasts Alma Mater’s Decision to Not Screen ‘American Sniper’

The former University of Maryland quarterback, who hosts a nationally-syndicated radio show based in New York, said he would not donate another dime to the university if the decision is not reversed.

MONKEYING AROUND:  You can’t make this stuff up, folks.  A New York state judge, Barbara Jaffe, ha…

MONKEYING AROUND:  You can’t make this stuff up, folks.  A New York state judge, Barbara Jaffe, has ordered a hearing in May to determine if two chimpanzees, Hercules and Leo,  owned by Stony Brook University, are being “unlawfully detained.” The lawsuit has been filed on the chimps’ behalf by the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), a […]

Lochner Lives! Why Conservatives Are Finally Giving One of the Supreme Court's Most Underrated Decisions the Respect It Deserves

It's already one of constitutional law's great comeback stories. For decades, Lochner v. New York (1905) was almost universally held to be one of the worst Supreme Court decisions of all time. Today, it is enjoying newfound respect and even admiration within conservative legal thought. Show More Summary

Columbia sued by student accused of rape by mattress-toting undergrad

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A Columbia University student who officials cleared of rape allegations has filed a lawsuit claiming the school allowed his accuser to harass and defame him by permitting her to carry a mattress on her back on its New York campus as a protest. Paul Nungesser, a graduating senior at the prestigious...

Jeb Bush Is On a Diet

New York Times: “As he prepares to challenge an almost universally younger and svelter field of Republican rivals, Mr. Bush has adopted a drastic weight-loss program that is melting away pounds at a staggering rate even as it inflicts an [...]

Student Accused Of Sex Assault By 3 Women Files Lawsuit Against Columbia And Art Professor

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Columbia University student sued the school Thursday, saying it failed to protect him against harassment when a female student went public with claims he raped her after school and law enforcement authorities rejected...Show More Summary

Blanton Museum receives key works by celebrated American artist Charles White

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Drs. Susan G. and Edmund W. Gordon of Pomona, New York have given to The University of Texas at Austin their collection of works by celebrated African American artist Charles White (1918?1979) and the papers of Dr. Edmund W. Gordon, in order to advance Black Studies? initiatives on campus. Show More Summary

Stray voltage

So many things, so little time. -You have to laugh at this one, I don’t care who your are. In late February, the City University of New York announced that it had tapped Princeton economist and New York Times blogger Paul Krugman for a distinguished professorship at CUNY’s Luxembourg Income Study Center, a research arm devoted to studying income patterns […]

Report Finds Few Colleges Have A Shakespeare Requirement For English Majors

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK (AP) — As Shakespeare would say, "We have seen better days." The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has found that less than 8 percent of the nation's top universities require English majors to take a course focused on Shakespeare. Show More Summary

Labor board orders NYU to bargain with union over job changes

A National Labor Relations Board judge says New York University has to bargain with the union representing workers at its Bobst Library over the impact of the school's decision to change job duties... To view the full story, click the title link.

A Look at How One Laboratory Is Working to Engineer the Perfect Robotic Fish

3 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A recent video by Motherboard looks at how Professor Maurizio Porfiri and his Dynamical Systems Laboratory at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering are working to engineer the perfect robotic fish. Vice reporter Jason Koebler met with Porfiri to explore how his team uses 3D printing technology to design and build robotic fish that interact with […]

New York Judge Grants Chimpanzees a Hearing

A New York judge has ordered the state to justify why two chimpanzees allegedly kept at a Long Island public university and used as research subjects shouldn't be transferred to an animal sanctuary in south Florida.

New Report Confirms Labor Abuses at NYU Abu Dhabi

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

An independent investigation into the construction of New York University's (NYU) Abu Dhabi campus has found that despite the school's best intentions and efforts, about one third of the workforce at the site — roughly 10,000 workers — was not covered by the school's labor guidelines.

How to pronounce the surname "Tsien"

A prominent scholar of early Chinese writing and books at the University of Chicago recently passed away: "T.H. Tsien, Scholar of Chinese Written Word, Dies at 105" (4/19/15) The New York Times "pronouncer" for "Tsien" is "chee-AHN".  That is very far from the mark.  Even for those who are not familiar with the niceties of […]

Judge Orders Hearing for 2 Chimps Said to Be ‘Unlawfully Detained’

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The order directed officials at the State University of New York at Stony Brook to show cause for why they have been holding the two chimps, Hercules and Leo.

"A New York judge has ordered state lawyers to justify why two chimpanzees living at a public university on Long Island shouldn’t be granted the same rights that protect humans from illegal imprisonment."

"Responding to a petition for a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of two young adult male chimpanzees, New York Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe late Monday issued a brief order demanding the State University of New York at Stony Brook...Show More Summary

New York Judge Grants Chimpanzees Habeas Corpus Hearing

A New York judge has ordered state lawyers to justify why two chimpanzees living at a public university on Long Island shouldn't be granted the same rights that protect humans from illegal imprisonment.

New York Judge Gives Chimps a Day in Court

On Monday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe granted a writ of habeas corpus to Hercules and Leo, two research chimpanzees kept at Stony Brook University. The case marks the first time that non-human plaintiffs will be allowed to challenge detention in court. In several previous cases involving the Nonhuman Rights Project, which... More »

Universal healthcare and market-based systems aren’t mutually exclusive

An op-ed published last week in the New York Times laments Americans’ decline in support for government’s involvement in the redistribution of wealth – or, as the Times author Thomas Edsall calls it, ‘sharing’. Edsall analyses a bunch of polls throughout the article, but what he finds troubling I find to be good common sense. For […]

"Earth May Have Experienced Dark-Matter Triggered Extinction Events" (Today's Most Popular)

"We are fortunate enough to live on a planet that is ideal for the development of complex life," says New York University Biology Professor Michael Rampino. "But the history of the Earth is punctuated by large scale extinction events, some...

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