It is hard to believe it has been a month since a University of Arizona faculty poll revealed that at least 31 percent, and possibly nearly 50 percent, of the voting faculty wanted Provost Meredith Hay fired. Time flies when you're buried under textbooks. During the past four weeks, while I've been building lessons for… Continue reading Discerning fact from fiction in University of Arizona turmoil
It isn't every day one gets her coffee served by the King, but folks up Oro Valley way can have that experience today by stopping by Desert Rain Coffee inside the lobby of the Oro Valley Hospital. And, if you bring a non-perishable food item, Elvis will give you $1 off your favorite beverage. This… Continue reading Elvis is in the building – in Oro Valley
For folks who think the problem is just in Arizona, the New York Times has this piece on how all universities are trying to do "less for more." Granted, the unhappiness on the University of Arizona campus isn't about budget cuts, but rather, how President Robert N. Shelton and Provost Meredith Hay are going about… Continue reading Public universities all struggling with lack of funds
UPDATE: The ASU State Press has an update on the suicide incident this morning here. This sad, breaking news from the ASU student newspaper: A graduate student committed suicide at 11:40 a.m. in the College of Design South building. The State Press is reporting via Twitter and their Website that the building is on lockdown… Continue reading Suicide at Arizona State University
They aren't really broadcasting this at UA, but according to my UA-student daughter, a number of people are out sick with the flu in Wildcat town, some of them with H1NI. Clare, who began running a high fever last night and started feeling sick "all over," called UA Campus Health Services this a.m. to get… Continue reading Swine Flu at the University of Arizona
An armed robber in Indianapolis shopping center ended up hugging the woman he was trying to rob and then praying with her before leaving with only $20 and the woman's cell phone. A brief story on the event can be found here, and it is all over the news this a.m. All I wanted to… Continue reading Who says prayer has no power?
Zachary Christie is now a free boy - sort of. The 6-year-old won't have to spend 45 days in an alternative school for troublemakers, but he'll still be suspended from first grade for 3 to 5 days for his "crime" of bringing his Cub Scout camping utensil to school. Zachary - who you can see… Continue reading “Zero tolerance” school practices vs. “critical thinking”