Google Maps

NPR ran a nice story yesterday about a blog that tracks interesting applications of Google Maps. One example is a map of local murders from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. I’ve been encouraging one of our master’s students… Read More

A New Semester

Today our spring 2006 semester begins. On Friday, the dean of our college announced that she would leave our college effective July 1, 2006. So all of us go into this semester with some amount of uncertainty. The… Read More

Why Americans Under 40 Don’t Follow the News

Tuned Out is the title of a book by David Mindich, a former assignment editor for CNN and now an educator at a small liberal arts college in Vermont. The book tries to answer the question “Why don’t… Read More