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Vacation Down Under

Vacation Down Under

This spring break led me on my most memorable trip yet, to the land down under, Australia.

Wanted: One good candidate

Wanted: One good candidate

California must be in really bad shape. Every day I read something that highlights that point, but the Golden State’s deep problems might be indicative of the group of politicians running for governor this year.

A whale of a problem

A whale of a problem

It was terribly sad to hear the news about Dawn Brancheau, the SeaWorld whale trainer who was drowned by one of the show’s orcas last week. It’s hard to imagine what her family is going through at this moment.

Classified, administrative staff push for equity salary increase

Classified, administrative staff push for equity salary increase

The Budget Advisory Task Force is considering a proposal to increase the annual salary of classified employees and administrative/professional employees by $3,000 and $2,400 per year, respectively.

Jason Neidleman on health care, Coldplay

Jason Neidleman on health care, Coldplay

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason Neidleman has recently started a new faculty reading group to try and create more academic dialogue among professors. I caught up with him to discuss the group’s purpose as well as his take on the health care debate and what’s playing on his iPod.

CPAC auditions as a comedy show

CPAC auditions as a comedy show

C-SPAN isn’t usually synonymous with laugh out loud comedy, despite what Jon Stewart is able to do with it, but the annual Conservative Political Action Conference might have made a run at next year’s Emmy for Best Old Comedy.

Newt Gingrich talks leadership at Claremont lecture

Newt Gingrich talks leadership at Claremont lecture

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke about leadership during a time of change last week before a crowd of about 600 students and community members at Scripps College’s Garrison Theater in Claremont.

Let 'em filibuster

Let 'em filibuster

In President Obama’s first State of the Union address he resembled the candidate who was swept into office last November.

News Briefs

Campus and community news for Feb. 12, 2010.

ULV falls at home to Whitman, 66-57

ULV falls at home to Whitman, 66-57

The women’s basketball team’s first home loss of the season came at the hands of Whitman after a late scoring surge that broke open a game that was close throughout.

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