Sunday, March 06, 2016

Worth a Look

Here are a few posts from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time...

Consent on Campus: A 'Nightline' Event

Nightline | 02/25/2016 - Consent on Campus: Can Consent Education Help Prevent Sex Assault Among College Students?; Consent on Campus: What Does Giving Sexual Consent Mean?

Where have Boston’s artists gone?

The Boston Globe: WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE IN PITTSBURGH, my apartment senior year was alleged to have once been rented by Andy Warhol, when he was studying commercial art at Carnegie Institute of Technology. The staircase was narrow and unlit, ready to give out at any moment, and the unit’s floors were about as sturdy and level as the Joker’s lair. The freezer was so impacted with frost that the peas we eventually discovered during a thaw may well have been left behind by Warhol himself. Sadly, there was no canned soup.

Who Would Want to Teach in a Room of Armed Students? Texas Is About to Find Out Late last year, Texas passed Senate Bill 11 which officially allows students to carry concealed weapons on campus. The bill, which goes into effect on August 1, has already had a dampening effect on campuses: Earlier this month, the president of the Faculty Senate at the University of Houston warned professors not to “go there if you sense anger,” as a safety measure for faculty.

Game-changing new theater app, developed by a black woman, gets ready to launch

DC Theatre Scene: 12@12NOON provides an SMS platform of dramatic writing for playwrights and audience members to set up, react, and interact with theatrical productions in a powerful and moving way. Karen is an accomplished playwright, produced locally at Theater J and Metrostage, but she’s also the head of BWPG’s Cyber Narrative Project, and I talked with her about the origins of this app and it’s huge potential.

Data Artist Proves Just How Unique Shakespeare's 154 Sonnets Really Are Humans are creatures of staggering complexity, each of the billions on the planet different from the rest in innumerable ways. Our uniqueness can't simply be reduced to one sign or symbol -- but when it must be, perhaps to verify the use of our credit card, something as succinct as a scribbled signature of our name will do.

Can literature, like humanity, make use of such a shorthand?

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