Wednesday, December 28, 2011

No rest for the cranky!

This morning, via campus email, we received a message from our university president.  Here's the first paragraph (my emphasis added):

Last week, representatives from CNN visited our campus to determine if we had the capacity to hold a Republican presidential debate.  The representatives from CNN were  impressed with our campus and would like to hold the internationally-broadcast event in the Lazzara Performance Hall of the Fine Arts Center the evening of Thursday, Jan. 26. More than four million people are expected to watch this debate in the United States alone. In addition, it will air on CNN International, CNN Radio and Armed Forces Radio, giving UNF the domestic and global exposure we simply cannot buy. Student groups are particularly excited about the event and have asked UNF to work with CNN. I have agreed, as I would for any other major event that brings this type of prestige and publicity
Publicity, maybe, but prestige?  Really?  We want our university to share in the prestige emanating from this gang of serial hypocrites and abusers?

We're all doomed.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

New blog: "Evolution/Revolution"

Some of my colleagues in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of North Florida have started a new blog called Evolution/Revolution.  We expect that this will be a place for us to post some of our research notes, as well as social science-informed commentary on happenings in the world around us.  Come on over and have a look!