The IRS is now auditing private unitersities! In the wake of the economic crisis, people have been keeping a close eye on their pocketbooks. Corporate giants have crumbled, and millions of jobs have vanished. Thrifty has become the new name brand, and no couch cushion has been left unturned in the search for loose change. The Internal Revenue Service is now concerned with how tax-exempt schools are using their money and are taking a closer look at private universities’ finances for the first time.
At the beginning of the Spring 2010 semester, an unknown party broke into a computing lab and stole four computers and a large screen. Computer
There once was a time when waking up and reading a daily newspaper with a coffee and a balanced breakfast was the norm. Norms are
My name is Sophia Boudoir, and in the series Psychobabble, I’ll be writing about sex and attraction from an academic perspective. People usually think of sexual attraction as a complicated, irrational matter that doesn’t follow any rules. But by examining the ridiculous situations that my friends and I all-too-often find ourselves in, I will show how economic and psychological theory can be used to explain and understand even the messiest and most passionate infatuations, hookups, relationships, and breakups.
The energy in the labyrinthine halls of the Fletcher School basement pulses like a heartbeat within the glow of institutional lighting. Workers pace from one room to another, dodging the computer boxes and the half-eaten dinners strewn about. This is the nerve center of the Ushahidi Haiti relief effort, where seemingly random information from the disaster zone is translated into something that aid workers can use on the ground.
In light of his recent announcement to retire in 2011, the Observer decided to have Larry Bacow take the famous Proust Questionnaire in order to
Imagine not knowing something. Simple, you think, I’ll google it. For Chinese citizens, this is not as easy as it sounds. What happens when a search engine limits the extent of its searches? What happens if you can’t google? This question might become a harsh reality, as Google has recently threatened to leave China altogether after the Chinese government enforced strict censorship policies and breached privacy agreements between the company and its clients.
In the aftermath of the massive January 12 earthquake in Haiti, sites like Twitter and Facebook facilitated aid to friends and family of earthquake victimsin order to find missing loved ones.
Maybe, he thought, as he ate the cooling, halved wedding bands, his life’s slow disintegration had its origin in things more cosmic, more universal and less trivial than his own inconsequential actions. Maybe all things expand, he considered, putting his fork down and sipping the milk, leaving yellow lip stains on the glass. Everything expands along with the universe, including her, including me.
The woes Jeff and Marci Beagley have endured are worse than most people will ever experience. Their 16-year-old son Neil died in June 2008 due
It’s that time of year again: time for celebrities, red carpets, and acceptance speeches. So as the biggest night for movies nears, our in-house movie