Friday, May 29, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Household structure: Unrelated adults, no children
Poverty status: Poor
Geographic region: South (Midwest close behind)
MSA status: Metropolitan
Home ownership status: Renting
Who would have thought that a landline was a luxury of "not poor" households?
Here's a figure from the report that is interesting, but not surprising to me:
Friday, May 08, 2009
From the WSJ, May 6, 2009
"Reed College President Colin Diver suffered writer's block. Debora Spar, president of Barnard College, wrote quickly but then toiled for hours to cut an essay that was twice as long as it was supposed to be. The assignment loomed over Wesleyan University President Michael Roth's family vacation to Disney World.
The university presidents were struggling with a task that tortures high-school seniors around the country every year: writing the college admissions essay. In a particularly competitive year for college admissions, The Wall Street Journal turned the tables on the presidents of 10 top colleges and universities with an unusual assignment: answer an essay question from their own school's application."
See http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124155688466088871.html to read their essays.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Friday, May 01, 2009
It's entitled A challenge to Goliath, and was written by Mike Rossner, the Executive Director of the Rockefeller University Press
He begins, "Megapublishers obligate librarians to buy hundreds of journals they do not need in order to access the journals their constituents actually read. The time has come to challenge this business model, which is unsustainable for the libraries. ..."