Amanda Cole Contributing Editor
Plan for permanent tents pitched by university administration
The tents at the Fence might have started out as a G-20 protest, but they provided the administration with unexpected inspiration and a solution for the housing problem.Special | March 29, 2010
State System’s strategy of eliminating majors reduces overall quality of public education
In high school, when trying to decide which college to attend, I looked at a lot of information about each school I was applying to — the size of the classes, the student-to-faculty ratio, the area around the school, and the majors that the school offered. For me, a school needed to offer a wide variety of majors because I wasn’t altogether sure what I wanted to study, and I wanted to keep my opti...Forum | March 1, 2010
Health Talk: Human Echolocation
In the wild, when animals have poor vision, they must use their other senses to make their way around. For decades, studies have suggested that humans too may be able to navigate without using their eyes, but until now this possibility was not confirmed.SciTech | March 1, 2010
Mandates fail to teach healthy lifestyle
Childhood obesity is a problem.
The big question lies in how to solve this particular problem, which seems to be growing worse as time passes.
Some people, including the current administration, think the solution is to remove all junk food from schools. According to a recent New York Times article, legislation will soon be introduced to do just that.Forum | February 15, 2010
Campus News in Brief
Urban now department head
The department of biological sciences has named Nathan N. Urban as its new head. Urban, who in 2005 was named one of the country’s top 50 science and technology innovators by Scientific American, succeeds John Woolford, who has served as acting department head since the death of Elizabeth Jones in June 2008.News | February 15, 2010