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Sorted, Not Polarized: Why The Distinction Matters

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When it comes to writing about polarization in American, who can blame journalists for expressing confusion? The Washington Post’s Dan Balz is the latest reporter to grapple with conflicting evidence and, perhaps more importantly, conflicting interpretation of the evidence by … Continue reading

Friday Links – July 11, 2014

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At Sea in a Deluge of Data
By Alison J. Head and John Wihbey
Chronicle of Higher Education
People in charge of hiring at large organizations such as Microsoft, Nationwide Insurance and the FBI say that recent college graduates lack skills in research and analysis. “The new workers default to quick answers plucked from the Internet. That method might be fine for looking up a definition or updating a fact, but for many tasks, it proved superficial and incomplete…”

How unexpected opportunities can inform practice – As a part of some of my coursework I have had the opportunity to read some interesting educational research. I thought it might be helpful to share a brief overview of some of the articles that I’ve reviewed. This is the first post in a series that I was planning to share. Please feel free to contact me at hstafford@middlebury.edu if you’d like to discuss further.

11 University and Library Groups Release Net-Neutrality Principles – The nation’s colleges and libraries have a message for the Federal Communications Commission: Don’t mess with net neutrality.

Attend Fire Extinguisher Training on Thursday July 17th!

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Have you ever had to operate a fire extinguisher?  Would you know how to in an emergency?

All faculty and staff are invited to attend annual fire extinguisher training on Thursday July 17th.  You will learn to safely and confidently operate a fire extinguisher.  Attendees will have an opportunity to use an extinguisher to put out an actual fire using a live-fire training simulator!

Training sessions will be held outside on the McCullough lawn.  Each session will take approximately 30 minutes.  No advance registration is required.  Select from one of the following times:

Thursday July 17th

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

In the case of inclement weather, a rain date will be announced.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (trial ends August 7, 2014)

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For thirty days, the Middlebury College community has free access to the Oxford Language Dictionaries

OLDO

The innovative Oxford Language Dictionaries Online site offers essential language resources never before available online: fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.

Let us know what you think – email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison.

Hillary Clinton: Is She Rich Enough To Be President?

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Democratic Party activists and leading pundits have of late begun speculating whether Hillary Clinton’s wealth might prove to be an obstacle to her presidential aspirations. But history suggests their concerns are misplaced. The problem is not that Hillary’s too rich. … Continue reading

Cleveland Rocks! But Probably Not Enough To Influence The 2016 Presidential Race

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The Republican Party announced today that the party’s 2016 nominating convention will be held in Cleveland. The choice seems driven by the hope that it may influence the presidential vote in Ohio, which is likely to once again be a … Continue reading

Get Your iPhone through the Bookstore now!

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Now you can get your new iPhone through the Bookstore

You can also get the Apple BTS Promotional Gift Card with it

now until September 9th.

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