After reading “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men” I decided I wanted today’s Buzz to be themed with pictures by Walker Evans of the rural south in the mid 1930s-40s.
Right Now w/ Ben DeClue
What I’m reading – Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
What I’m watching – Doctor Foster
What I’m doing – Dragging myself back into work routine after a nice week of vacation.
5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017: The election of Donald Trump has changed the landscape for K-12 and higher education. In his annual New Year’s predictions, NPR’s Claudio Sanchez tells us what he thinks it all means.
A President Without an Administration: President-elect Donald Trump will take the reins of the federal government on January 20. How many people he will have by his side on that date is very much in question.
The GOP’s Ethics Disaster: I have rarely been more angry or dismayed at the conduct of Congress than I was Monday night with the unconscionable, deplorable, underhanded move by Representative Bob Goodlatte to eviscerate and undermine the Office of Congressional Ethics. When House Speaker Paul Ryan and his counterpart Nancy Pelosi indicated weeks ago that they would continue OCE, the reform community—left and right—breathed a sigh of relief. Ryan, like his predecessor John Boehner, had seen the value to the integrity of the House of the office, which has been a stalwart of bipartisan and nonpartisan comity and independence. That makes this bait-and-switch action even more outrageous.
- 01.02.17 Jobs Jobs Jobs (Mariah vs Don Remix)
- Homeless Policy Summit: January 12, 2017
- The Best Ever with Frederick Groce, Storm Ventures
- An M-Word Beat-Down
Silicon Valley Supper Club – January 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in Redwood City, CA
CWLG Conference Call: How Our Language Shapes Perceptions of Women in Leadership – January 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, contact Heather Geyer if you’re interested in the call
PSU’s Elevating Impact 2017 Summit February 13 in Portland , OR
Webinar: The Art of Negotiation: Advice, Guidance, & Best Practices – February 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am PST at http://AnyMeeting.com/ELGL50
‘Bathroom Bill’ Fight Brewing In Texas: Texas Republicans are divided over the need for, and political wisdom of a bill similar to one that caused political turmoil in North Carolina.
- Refugees Resettled In Chicago Help Make Its Most Famous Cheesecake: Refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia are a sought-after talent pool at Eli’s Cheesecake in Chicago, where they manage the complex assembly line and rise through the ranks.
Relics Of The Space Race, School Planetariums Are An Endangered Species: Once, there were more than 300 of them in schools around the country. Many are still around, but they’re getting old. Schools have a choice: Keep the stars shining, or turn the lights out.
- Cuomo to Propose Free Tuition at New York State Colleges for Eligible Students: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will unveil a plan to offer free tuition at some colleges — including two-year community colleges — to those students whose families earn $125,000 or less annually.
- A Long Lost Data Trove Uncovers California’s Sterilization Program: In 2007, only after historian Alexandra Stern had spent years researching eugenics in the American west, culminating in a published book, did she find the motherlode.
- Obama Leaves the Constitution Weaker Than He Found It: Every four years, an American citizen puts a hand on a holy book and swears to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
St. Louis business owner has $1 million mansion in Wildwood but votes in the city: Politically connected Khaled Salameh lists north St. Louis car lot as his residence in voter records. He insists he sleeps only in the city.
Missouri capital city considers free Uber service on governor’s Inauguration Day: Measure receives support from Jefferson City mayor and Gov.-elect Eric Greitens.
Mo. Lt. Gov.-elect Parson recovering from heart surgery: Parson says he will be ready to take office Jan. 9, Inauguration Day.
Greitens: ‘I have completely ruled out state funding for stadiums’: “We are not going to use money from the people of the state of Missouri for what I believe is corporate welfare,” Greitens said Monday. “We’ve got far too many core priorities of government that have to be invested in.”
Greitens chooses Sikeston police chief as state public safety director: Chief Drew Juden also oversees Sikeston’s fire department. St. Louis Fire Department’s Gregg Favre will be deputy director of public safety.