Archive for September, 2010

E-books degrading traditional reading experience
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E-books degrading traditional reading experience

Picture this: it is nighttime. A small child lies in bed, her mother sitting close by. The room is filled with a soft, warm glow. “Goodnight moon, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere,” says her mother, reading from the cold  plastic and metal she holds in her hands, as it casts […]

Library painting misrepresents diversity
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Library painting misrepresents diversity

In the west wing of the Collins Memorial Library reading room, there is a painting of three young black children. The piece, entitled worlds un(sung), heads un(hung), was given the 2010 Collins Library Art Award because it promotes “ideas about diversity.” I believe that it was a mistake in judgement […]

LoggerCards contradict campus sustainability
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LoggerCards contradict campus sustainability

Ah, the predictable rant about the new ID cards. Of course. We could spend all day smacking our gums about their ridiculous layout, the disastrous lines at the info center to receive one and about how all of those poor info center workers were drowned snippy people during the already […]