Author: Rob Goodspeed

A Cry in the Blogosphere

I am looking for any information about a now defunct organization called the Center for Campus Organizing. I would also like to get in touch with either of the staffers listed on this website: Bill Capowski or Nikki Morse. If you can help please email (address to the left) or leave a comment. Thanks! They […]

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Google Looks for A2 Real Estate

Via Murph on Arborupdate, the Detroit News reports Google is looking for space in Ann Arbor. 200,000 square feet of space for 1,000 jobs – in a state that badly needs them. Remember all the backlash in the last year against Richard Florida and his Cool Cities theory? According to the News: “Boston and Boulder, […]

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Academic Freedom Under Fire in New York

A man selected to be chair of the Sociology Department of Brooklyn College has withdrawn his name from consideration after there was a conservative media firestorm in New York over an online essay he authored. What were the controversial views he aired: was he anti-Semitic? Communist? Worse: he’s an athiest. … Besides, so what if […]

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Restoring Jesus in Ohio

A letter in the Plains Dealer: “To the Editor: A member of my church gave to me a copy of the Ohio Restoration Project. This project is led by so-called Christians who have a plan for Ohio. The project will target 2,000 pastors throughout the state to become “patriot pastors.? These patriot pastors will be […]

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The RIAA on Campus

Always good for a link, George sent me a link to this EFF white paper: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a white paper exploring solutions. Entitled “When Push Comes to Shove: A Hype-Free Guide to Evaluating Technical Solutions to Copyright on Campus,? the paper examines the benefits and drawbacks of several systems designed to […]

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D.C. and Florida’s Cool Cities

I just read this interesting article printed in the Post in April about the D.C. economy. Here’s some excerpts, but read the article if you’re not familiar with D.C. or Florida: … The region has a balkanized social geography, reinforced by an inadequate transportation system, that minimizes the interaction between old and young, urban and […]

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Bolo Ties Off Limits at High School Graduation

There’s an interesting little scandal I found on the AP wire this afternoon brewing in Pomfret, Maryland an outer suburb located southeast of D.C. There, a student with Cherokee ancestory wore a bolo tie instead of a fabric one at his graduation ceremony, and school officials have withheld his diploma pending a meeting with the […]

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