Author: Crissie Brown

Campus Chatter – January 5, 2011

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. George and Martha Washington married today (1759). Also, Alfred Dreyfus was sentenced (1895), the Ford Motor Company set an 8-hour workday and minimum wage (1914), and Wyoming’s Nellie Tayloe Ross became America’s first female governor (1925). And work began on the Golden Gate Bridge (1933). Good morning!...

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Campus Chatter – January 4, 2011

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Charles I arrested Parliament today (1642). Also, the Rump Parliament put Charles I on trial (1649), the Fabian Society was founded (1884), and President Lyndon Johnson announced his “Great Society” programs in his State of the Union Address (1965). And Rose Heilbron became the first female judge to sit at London’s Old Bailey (1972). Good morning!...

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Morning Feature: The Good Old Daze (Meta-Monday)

The resident faculty looked dazed this morning. Maybe too much football, or the too soon start of a new semester. Or maybe it was a clue. (More) First our thanks to last week’s guest lecturer. Last Tuesday, Professor of Topofclassclownistics and HEMMED Lab Director JanF dug deeper into how China and India are Creating Consumers, and what that might mean for their people and the world. It was an excellent discussion and is worth reading if you missed it. This Tuesday, Professor of Ecoinsaninsuroscamology winterbanyan will dig deeper into the use of fertilizers to boost food production. This Wednesday, GlendaW271 makes her debut at the Morning Feature lectern to discuss the Iowa Supreme Court, their decision on LGBT marriage, and the conservative backlash in last year’s retention elections. As always, Chef will provide coffee and bagels and the Professor of Astrology Janitor will provision his cleaners and buffer. Note: At present, we have no Morning Feature guest lecture scheduled for next Tuesday or Wednesday (January 11th and 12th). We also have openings for our campus soapbox, Furthermore!, our afternoon people-watching series Midday Matinee, and our evening environmental series Our Earth. We’ll also add a new category this month: Evening Focus. Like Morning Feature – but more convenient for evening and West Blogistan readers – Evening Focus will allow Authors to explore topics over two or more days. Authors wishing...

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Campus Chatter – January 3, 2011

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Leonardo da Vinci tested a flying machine today (1496). Also, construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge (1870), Minnie Craig was elected the first woman Speaker in the U.S., by the North Dakota House of Representatives (1933), and President Franklin Roosevelt established the March of Dimes (1938). And proceedings of the U.S. Congress were televised for the first time (1947). Good morning!...

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