Snowy March

Snow in NYC stopped the schools; but not the rest of us city workers from going to work.

Dartmouth selects its new president, Jim Young Kim, M.D./Phd., previously an administrator of Harvard. He’ll be the first Asian-American to head an Ivy League institution.

My Alma Mater names a new dean, Michelle M. Moody-Adams, a philosopher previously of Cornell. She will be both the first black person and woman to be dean of Columbia College, the undergraduate school of Columbia University – amazing because this was the last school of the Ivies to go co-ed (since 1983).

The feds are thinking of changing the name of “No Child Left Behind” Act. As the NY Times notes, let the jokes begin.

I’m no a Battlestar Galatica viewer, but I read the recaps to try to make sense of the show. Interesting article on Grace Park, the Korean-Canadian actress who plays Boomer and the various Cylons of the Boomer model (ok, that probably only makes sense for Battlestar Galactica).

March Begins

I can’t believe it’s March. Fell behind on stuff…

An item that I saw back in early February: someone out there tried to rob a store with a batt’leth, the Klingon weapon. A Trekker gone wacko, apparently.

Are we bringing germs to Mars?

February reading: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Pluto Files” was a good read, as he describes his part of Pluto’s status as a “cosmic object” (as he refers it).

Fun video on “George Lucas in Love” – embed below: