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Ex-Santorum campaign staffer kills himself after stabbing fellow Yale conservative

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A former campaign staff member for Rick Santorum took his own life on Tuesday morning after stabbing a Yale University student, the Associated Press reported. Authorities said 22-year-old Tyler Carlisle jumped from a ninth-story window in an apartment complex across the street from the university...

Listen To This: Miles Davis And Bitches Brew

21 hours agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Listen To This: Miles Davis and Bitches Brew Victor Svorinich 202 Pages ISBN: 978-1-62846-194-7 The University Press of Mississippi 2015 Surprisingly, Victor Svorinich's book is the first dedicated exclusively to a study of m: Miles Davis's ground-breaking album Bitches Brew (Columbia, 19...

This Receptionist Lives In Fear Due To Anti-Abortion Terrorism -- And She's Far From Alone

She has had death threats and been followed home, but the local police are unresponsive. The following is an excerpt fromLiving in the Crosshairs; The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism(Oxford University Press, 2015): After medical school, Inez Navarro completed a fellowship in obstetricsin a West Midwest state. Show More Summary

Rutgers Adds Bradley Transfer Omari Grier

Bradley shooting guard Omari Grier will graduate from the university and transfer to Rutgers, according to Jerry Carino of the Asbury Park Press. Grier also made an announcement on his personal Twitter page. Excited to be a part of the...Show More Summary

Protecting Press Freedom Across the Globe

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, in part, that everyone has the right "to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."

Press, University Say Study Shows Link Between Gaming And Alzheimer's; Spoiler: No It Doesn't

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If I've learned any single thing covering technology news it's that you can blame absolutely anything on video games. Mass violence? Games. Failure at professional sports? Pssh, games, yo. Love life not as spicy as you might like? Those games, those games. Show More Summary

Review of Satlow, How the Bible Became Holy

BOOK REVIEW: The authority of the written word (Rabbi James B. Rosenberg, The Jewish Voice ).Michael L. Satlow’s “How the Bible Became Holy” (Yale University Press, 2014) is an audacious book. Satlow, professor of Religious Studies and...Show More Summary

Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary — Q & A with REBECCA STEIN: Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age (Stanford University Press, April 2015), by scholars Adi Kunstman and…

State Of Emergency in California

Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for the Santa Barbara oil spill. Phyllis Grifman, associate director of the USC Sea Grant Program, is quoted i a a University of Southern California press release as saying, “Nothing worked – they found out about this because people camping nearby or living nearby smelled it.…

U.S. student choir livens things up in Vatican press hall

By Laura Ieraci VATICAN CITY — The usual frenetic sound in the Vatican press hall of journalists hammering away at their computer keyboards was briefly muted yesterday by the powerful and soulful voices of the Walsh University Chamber Singers. The 26 students, who travelled to Rome from North Canton, Ohio, popped into the press hall […]

Hotel Hells

Excerpted from Hotel Life: The Story of a Place Where Anything Can Happen by Caroline Field Levander and Matthew Pratt Guterl. Out now from the University of North Carolina Press. In their utopian guise, hotels present themselves as a rationally organized space, designed for maximum comfort and profit, attentive and nurturing. Show More Summary

Chaos Reigns at Halloween Horror Nights 25!

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 25 will be the biggest, longest and most intense in event history, a press release promises. The event will feature NINE haunted houses – more than ever in event history. The streets of the event will be filled with MORE SCAREACTORS than ever before. Guests will encounter twice as many […]

the push for diversity

My new book, The Enigma of Diversity: The Language of Race and the Limits of Racial Justice (University of Chicago Press), is officially out today. Yay! The book is about diversity—that word, diversity—the organizational politics that coalesce around it, and the implications for the struggle for racial justice. I’m going to paste some excerpts here […]

The Digital Einstein Papers

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

The Digital Einstein Papers is a site by the Princeton University Press. It's an open-access site for The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, the ongoing publication of Einstein's massive written legacy comprising more than 30,000 unique...Show More Summary

Pedigree review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano's Pedigree: A Memoir, coming out in late August in the US, in Yale University Press' Margellos World Republic of Letters series, and in early...Show More Summary

Breaking TV News: Hulu Saves THE MINDY PROJECT!

Press Release: Hulu announced today that it has ordered season four – 26 new episodes – of the critically acclaimed series The Mindy Project. The series will join Hulu’s Original Programming slate in a new agreement with Universal Television. Hulu subscribers will be able to stream past and future episodes of The Mindy Project exclusively […]

U. Minnesota Press, CUNY Grad Center Develop Hybrid Publishing Platform

The University of Minnesota Press and the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) in April were awarded a $732,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch Manifold Scholarship,...Show More Summary

Boycott the Israel boycotters?

For years, groups critical of Israel's policies in the West Bank and Gaza have pressed universities and pension funds to divest themselves of stocks from companies deemed guilty of "profiting off of the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands." The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, initiated...

Lawsuit: Harvard Discriminates Against Asians

A rights group is accusing Harvard University of pressing higher admissions standards on Asian applicants than it does with any other race, The Washington Post reports.

At AP, It's 'Heads We Report, Tails We Ignore' For Economic Data, as Mich. Confidence Survey Dives

On May 1, the Associated Press's Paul Wiseman was pleased to tell the wire service's readers and subscribing outlets that "The University of Michigan's sentiment index rose to 95.9 from 93 in March," reaching "its second-highest level...Show More Summary

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