Nice work if you can get it: productivity low for CU-Boulder professors

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Around the Web, Colorado  /  No Comments

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Higher education in America faces a slew of serious problems. Discussions in blogs and journals and at academic conventions show that professors around the country are well aware of these problems and find them deeply troubling.

One problem however is never discussed, for the good reason that it is the academic world’s most inconvenient truth. Widely known but almost never acknowledged (at least publicly), the issue of academic productivity lies at the heart of almost every major issue our colleges and universities now face. Data culled from the University of Colorado-Boulder’s official websites show how very serious this problem really is.

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Remy kills it with new Tax Day spoof of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’

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Michelle Obama’s trip to Ireland cost taxpayers over $7.9 million

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Around the Web  /  No Comments

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By Caroline May | The Daily Caller
First lady Michelle Obama’s short trip to Ireland cost taxpayers well over $7.9 million, according to documents released Wednesday.
Air Force documents obtained via a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act lawsuit reveal that Michelle Obama, the first daughters and their entourage cost taxpayers $7,670,476.80 in flights to, from and around Ireland [...]

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USAID plans to spend up to $6 million to ‘empower’ women in Bangladesh

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Around the Web  /  No Comments

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By Lauretta Brown | CNS News
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is planning to award a $5.5 to $6 million grant  to “increase the empowerment of women” in Bangladesh, which includes increasing their “community leadership,” “decision-making” and “time-management” skills and monitoring how they spend their free time. (See USAID Women’s Empowerment.pdf)
The objective of the grant is [...]

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Feds spending $750,000 to study how kid cartoons contribute to obesity

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By Elizabeth Harrington | Washington Free Beacon
The federal government is worried Dora the Explorer is contributing to childhood obesity.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded two grants totaling $750,000 to find out if cartoon characters are making children overweight and whether researchers can hone the marketing power of characters to sway kids’ eating habits.
Both studies were [...]

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