“Beer makes men smarter: study” – NY Daily News
Here’s a near-guarantee: Do serious research on the intersection of drunkenness and cognitive abilities, and our soundbite society will mangle your findings to fit into irresistible headlines.
That, anyway, is the fate of three researchers [...]
In the early months of 1940, long before super-computers and the Internet, more than 100,000 Census counters went door-to-door in all 48 states, scribbling down intimate details about every American’s home and work and family history.
Monday morning, with a big assist from the technological advances of successive decades, the government pulled back the [...]
Politicians at the state Capitol plan to continue duking it out over how Connecticut teachers will be evaluated, including the role that student and parent feedback will play. But one group that will never see those teacher evals: students and parents.
Connecticut is among the most transparent states in the nation when it comes [...]
Michael Hogan, who left a tumultuous stint as president of the University of Connecticut to take the same post at the University of Illinois, has resigned after less than two years on the job, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.
Hogan’s departure come in the midst of a high-profile battle with faculty members, spawned [...]
Courtesy of the Center for Responsive Politics comes an intriguing NCAA men’s basketball bracket, picking winners based not on athletic prowess, but on money spent trying to influence politicians. The big winner: The University of Colorado with more than $860,000 devoted to lobbying activities, the Center reports, in a close championship match [...]
Sunday’s attack on a Trinity College sophomore has college students at the Hartford campus and beyond rethinking their safety. So how dangerous are Connecticut’s colleges?
Each year, schools around the country are required to submit crime data to the U.S. Department of Education. This spreadsheet shows how the numbers break down for [...]
“Ct Murder Rate Three Times Higher Than Ct Teacher Fire Rate”
Zachary Janowski, needler-in-chief at the Raising Hale blog (check out his post pointing out that half the legislature has a “leadership” title) weighs in on the raging teacher-tenure debate in a post with some odd statistics attached to it.
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