held the same position as Eric Holder. How far we’ve come?
Director, War on Kids, speaks about public education, at the Conference on Alternatives to Education, at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Exceptional and entertaining, it is, perhaps _the best_ talk on public schooling to date. Every line is a zinger–Watch, and listen, if you dare.
Prohibido! Stumbled on this article I did back in 2003. Somehow, banning all that music didn’t prevent the Mexican drug war.
The Future of Bioethics… [On a ride on the Washington, D.C., Metro] from Anacostia to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., the life expectancy of the population living around the station rises a year for each stop. “Social determinants largely affect incidence of disease… Medical care is imperfect in curing it” … “Many unhealthy behaviors are disproportionately concentrated in the poor… Is this a result of personal failing or social injustice?” … “Cost effectiveness ignores issues of equity” … “Preventive services are systematically devalued…” …Harvard Gazette, May 24, 2013
And I’m not the only one: “I can’t respect a publication that doesn’t respect its own writers, and by extension, its readers. If we want to live in a culture that embraces facts, good storytelling, informed commentary and public debate (as well as labor rights!), we’ve got to realize that those things don’t just emerge accidentally… This gorgeous and strange and hard world deserves good media shedding light upon it in an ethical way. My little personal boycott of the HuffPo is because it does not.”—Anna Clark, from her piece Why The Huffington Post Makes Me Angry I link to it here, because she is right, and she lays out eloquently why I, too, have boycotted HuffPo since its inception.
Gangnam Style by the (Harvard) Yard “When I wrote [‘Gangnam Style’] last summer, the economy was so bad,” he said. “Everyone was so poor. My only goal was to make them laugh, with the song and choreography, so I tried to be as ridiculous as possible.”—Harvard Gazette, May 10
GMO coconuts, Smart Skin, The Click, and Canary Paint … late night infomercial products, 10 years before they appear… Harvard Gazette, April 25th, 2013
Especially on Patriot’s Day.
Harvard helps its immigrant service employees become US citizens. It’s awesome to think about what it means to be a US citizen… the responsibilities & obligations that are our birthright. “This is my country, and I exercise my rights and responsibilities to my country. God bless America.”—Freddy Malpartida, Harvard Gazette, April 3, 2013
aka “George Costanza” at Harvard! Harvard Gazette, March 29, 2013