Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nut Case

Quadrennial Sport

“There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don’t know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.”

—Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007), writer,
“Cold Turkey,” In These Times, May 10, 2004

• Editorial Comment:
Great for spectators, though, like the running of the Bull.

• RERUN: Community
Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from former Minneapolis Star & Tribune editor Charles Bailey, about newspapers’ gatekeeper responsibility? Click here.

• HELP WANTED: New Faculty for Fall 2012! The JCOM Department at Utah State is taking applications for a multimedia instructor, teaching our new required multimedia class and assisting with the Aggie TV newscast classes. For full position description, click here.

• JCOM Teaching Excellence:
The History Department edged out Journalism & Communication for USU’s 2012 department teaching excellence award, but that doesn't take anything away from the acomplishments of our students and faculty. Junior Emily Landeen produced this video of student feedback on the department.

News from
our award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café

Weekly News Digest from Hard News Café
Reconnecting water service in River Heights soon will be cheaper, by Sean O’Sullivan
Logan man sentenced to life in prison for child sex abuse, by Josh Ruggles
Lions Club egg hunt a 50-year tradition for River Heights children, by Sean O’Sullivan
Wintery weather didn’t dampen high spirits at Baby Animal Days
, by Shannon McCleve
Up Close at the 2012 Utah Legislature: An Intern’s Perspective, by Lis Stewart
Students proud of research, creative work at symposium showcase
, by Rhett Wilkinson
Sewer connections need more regulation, Wellsville council says, by Jimena Herrero
USU freshman serenades Jay Leno on ‘The Tonight Show’
, by Kristi Ottley
Latest Aggie TV News from USU and Cache Valley (April 4)
Stay tuned, Hyrum – your own radio station is in the works, by Tara Alvey
Advice from ‘Last Lecture’: connect with others to build civil society, by Allie Jeppson
‘Wolf Wars’ big question: How many wolves will society tolerate?, by Jimena Herrero

PeezPIX by Ted Pease
Catalog here

Fang the Wonder Cat died Monday, 1995-2012
Hairballs in Heaven


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