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A great beacon-light of hope? Media digest, Jan. 17, 2011

I don’t really have it in me to write anything over or under that, but the media digest is below the fold, back for the foreseeable future.

Public affairs:

  • Restructuring: UO cheese Richard Lariviere isn’t the only one looking to strengthen his university through greater autonomy from the political processes of his state. Inside Higher Ed’s article doesn’t contain any great revelations about the UO’s proposal — IHE seems to have lifted Lariviere’s snappiest quotes and Paul Kelly’s weirdest — but does offer some national perspective, which is always either completely lacking or insufficient in Oregon media when discussing such issues (Inside Higher Ed).
  • Japan Night: Yeah, it happened (Ethos).
  • Interior design: USING YOUR OWN GENETIC CODE (Ethos).



Here are some unattached observations about non-UO stories this week:

  • The fallacy of the “Twitter revolution” in Iran is incredibly vacuous and annoying, and to see people throwing that vulgar epithet at what just happened in Tunisia is disgusting.
  • Eisenhower’s farewell address, whose anniversary was Sunday, is so frank and heartfelt that I still can’t believe my ears when I hear it.
  • There’s no Emerald today, presumably because there’s not school either.
  • Embarrassing admission: Ever since the deaths of the nine-year-old girl and the old man taking a bullet for his wife in Tucson, I’ve been incapable of reading the news in any state other than the verge of tears, even when it’s nothing to do with them. Hopefully that stops.
  1. Lyzi Diamond says:

    Your sympathy is admirable, Torero.

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