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Thursday, September 06, 2007

The State of the World

All over but the shouting
The Star reports the university has come to an agreement with CUPE union reps that will go before members for ratification votes later today and over the weekend.

The deals are for three years and include job security language and salary increases. The university also backed off on a plan to reduce benefits.

Go Saints!
While the numbers aren't in for Windsor yet, your colleagues at St. Clair College are enjoying record first-year enrolment numbers, up about 11 per cent at 3,850 full time students.

College reps attribute the jump to emplyers' increasing need for smarts and skills in potential employees. And that shiny new downtown campus probably isn't hurting matters either.

Support democracy, keep your head uncovered
I don't think I've ever rolled my eyes as hard as I did when I first heard of the rule in some parts of the UK banning hoodies in schools because they were "intimidating." I remember the story being a big part of the press on UK rapper Lady Sovereign's early attempts to crack America, because she cut a few tracks defending the right to wear hoodies. Like honestly, if that's the biggest problem you've got...

Apparently, it was also the biggest problem Halifax had. An area school had adopted the rule to prevent students from dodging on-site security cameras. After much brouhahah, the rule has been revoked, but only if the hoods are worn down. I'm a go scare some old ladies at the train station as soon as I'm done here.

Briefly
Boston Globe columnist: "Though outrage over "racism" is ever fashionable, African-Americans have long had far less to fear from the violence of racist whites than from the mayhem of the black underclass."

Son of a bitch: Syria 'fires on Israeli warplanes'.

From the Wall Street Journal: The China lead paint fiasco has less to do with safety standards and protecting the children, and more to do with China's growing importance on the global economic stage.

When stealing a pot plant from the back of a truck, it's a good idea to ensure the truck does not belong to the local State DEA unit.

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