iPads for L.A. Students: a Reflection

If you’ve been following the unfolding story of L.A. Public School District superintendent John Deasy’s plan give iPads to every student, you’re probably not surprised that he recently stepped down. Though the “iPad scandal” was not the only reason for his resignation, it certainly played a large part. Some overviews of the story are available …

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Teenager discovers that different cancer vaccines are needed for young adults versus elderly

A 19-year-old African-American college student from Chicago has already made some major breakthroughs in colon cancer research and is determined to find a cure.  Keven Stonewall started an internship in a university lab while he was still in high school and developed an experiment to test a colon cancer vaccine after seeing his close friend’s …

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Library Collections as Humanities Data

Devin Higgins and I, recently published a paper [PDF] that argues for thinking about library collections as Humanities data. It instantiates some of the conversations we’ve been having at MSU Libraries around thinking about how we, and the general library community, might better promote and enable use of library collections for Digital Humanists. I’ve said …

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JSTOR Daily and Hookups

Looks like an interesting new magazine: JSTOR Daily provides insight, commentary, and analysis of ideas, research, and current events, tapping into the rich library of scholarship on JSTOR. (For non-academics, JSTOR is an online journal repository.) Here’s an article from the new magazine: JSTOR Daily: CAMPUS HOOKUP CULTURE: MYTH VS. REALTY The out-of-control hookup culture on …

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Fun Size Redux

Nov. 2, 2014 So here it is just two days after Halloween night, and I’m thinking that both readers of the blog are probably sitting there munching on little tiny candy bars as they peruse the blog this Sunday. Of course there’s the chance that you aren’t reading the blog on it’s posting date, but …

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