Assignment: Blogging a Scene
The fifth floor of the UMC is a quiet place. It might as well be a nap room. As close as one can get to being in a cupola on CU’s campus, the fifth floor of the UMC is a pretty unique place. Natural light illuminates the room, bouncing off of a trophy along the north wall and carpet that’s meant not to show dirt, lining the floor. Sure, you can find a quiet spot in Norlin Library...
Inbox Zero - Save yourself some time →
Merlin Mann’s Inbox Zero articles have been around for a few years now. They’re still just as good at saving your precious time as they were back then. For any inbox, overflowing or not: read them. In addition to all of Merlin’s tips, I’d suggest one of my own (shamelessly): No Email Saturdays.
Dean and Rove Serve Up a Boring Debate
Students and Boulder community members arrived in throngs to Mackey Auditorium in hopes of seeing two hours of heated debate between former Democratic Party leader, Howard Dean, and Republican political strategist, Karl Rove. Students and local residents didn’t exactly get what they wanted, summarizing the meeting as slow to start and picking up more during the question and answer segment. “It...
Dean/Rove debate budget ideas
A preview on students going to the debate, will they approach it with an open mind or a pre-formed political bias Origins of the program - who brought Howard Dean and Karl Rove to CU? Why? Reactions to the event from student-run political groups Did the event sell out? Is there a market at CU for more political lectures/debates? Did they comment on Obama and his policies? What did they have...
News - Study: Righties Live Longer Than Lefties
Right-handed people live an average of nine years longer than left-handed people according to a recent study comparing death and accident rates conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, which was concluded last year, examined the death certificates of 987 people in two Southern California counties. Diane Halpern, a psychology professor at Cal State San Bernardino, and Stanley...
No Email Saturdays
Three weeks ago I started a weekly ritual which has become known as No Email Saturdays. At first it was hard to adjust. I found myself wanting to check my email just in case I got something important. Then I realized that it’s perfectly realistic to make myself unavailable for 1/7 of the week. It’s not as easy as you think. Chances are, you’re more connected than you realize. I...
#1 - State Population According to the 2000 census there were 4,301,261 people living in Colorado. In 2009 however there were 5,024,748 residents in Colorado # 2 - Sex Offender Registries Family Watchdog Information on Sex Offenders around college in Maryland can be found here. The information that’s available includes whether the offender is a child sex offender, an plain, ol’...