It’s disappointing that Chancellor Mark Wrighton, who has shared his home with cats and surely understands their kind and gentle nature, would allow Washington University to continue subjecting these sensitive animals to crude and painful medical training drills that do not help trainees learn how to properly intubate babies.
About a week ago, a blog post written by sportswriter Jeff Pearlman on March 21 began widely circulating online. Pearlman is an adjunct journalism professor at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., who doubled as the advisor to Manhattanville’s student newspaper, Touchstone, during the 2011-12 school year.
What’s wrong with a homelessness-themed party? Apparently nothing, if we’re to believe Indiana University’s Kappa Delta chapter. According to Jezebel, an online, feminist news source, party-goers wore shredded clothing and signs with pithy pleas for money, such as “Why lie? It’s for BOOZE…” and “Give me a nickel and I’ll tickle your pickle.
High school senior Suzy Lee Weiss was rejected from her top-choice colleges in the Ivy League, which as a group received a total of 247,283 applications and accepted 23,010 for an acceptance rate of 9.3 percent for the class of 2017. From the perspective of students, the admissions process can be inscrutable, even arbitrary.
We will probably never understand the Boston Marathon bomber’s motivation. The person or group responsible for the horrific bombings that killed three people and injured over 150 more will eventually be caught and will be asked the inevitable question: Why? Was it a political act? Was it a protest? Or was it the work of a pure sociopath?
It’s been mere hours since someone (or someones) took the lives of strangers into their hands for reasons that cannot possibly be justified. And I’ve found that despite my well-practiced cynicism, there’s still a nerve, a sliver of sentimentality in me that can be pinched and leave me gasping. It’s there for the obvious reason that this time, it was my city on TV.