Friday, April 6, 2012

O’ Canada!

Polite Is the New Offensive

“I don’t want to live in a country where no one ever says anything that offends anyone. That’s why we have Canada.”

—Bill Maher, comic & TV host
Thanks to alert WORDster Phil Meyer

• Editorial Comment:
Damn the civil discourse—full %^&*(!*&^%!!!! ahead.

• Burma: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from Agnes Callamard from the international Article 19 organization, which promotes free expression worldwide? Click here.

• Recommended Reading: Men in Black,” by Maureen Dowd, The New York Times

• Relocation: The JCOM faculty are now baffled by stacks of boxes as we complete our move from the venerable old Animal Science Building to swanky new offices in the new Ag Building on the USU Quad.

• 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 Journalism & Communication Department is one of three finalists for USU’s 2012 department teaching excellence award. Junior Emily Landeen produced this video of student feedback on the department. Click on image of Utah Statesman editor Catherine Bennett (right).

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

BREAKING NEWS: USU freshman goes on Leno Show with ‘Special Talent’
Latest Aggie TV News from USU and Cache Valley (April 4)
‘Wolf Wars’ big question: How many wolves will society tolerate?, by Jimena Herrero
Summer session at USU, when the air is warm and learnin’ is easy
, by Kristi Ottley
Soil conditioning plant approved by Richmond planning commission, by Chris Lee
1st District Drug Court: Second chance to get clean and sober, by Tara Alvey
Recycled milkjugs, tinfoil, candy wrappers make fashion statement, by Kristi Ottley
Ski season’s not over yet—Try a hike up and ski down Green Canyon, by Evan Thacker, Aggie BluePrint
Hard News Café Weekly News Roundup (April 2)
Corey Cozzens sweeps top 3 awards at Spice on Ice competition, by Steve Kent
Cherry Peak ski area permit upheld by Board of Adjustments, by Josh Ruggles
The Brady Jardine Story, on KUTV2’ Talkin’ Sports, by ATV Sports’ Bailey McMurdie

PeezPIX by Ted Pease
Catalog here

Spring’s coming....HA!


1 comment:

  1. The only difference between Canadian discourse and American is that Canadians can generally disagree without being disagreeable. Watch 5 minutes of Question Period in federal parliament or the provincial legislatures and you'll see plenty of disagreement among adults, not adults who act like petulent children. That is a good thing.