Say it ain't so, Lord Melchett:
Stephen Fry Lends Support to Greek Calls to Return Elgin Marbles to Athens
An illustrated history of Syria could be better:
A Plot in Syria
But it doesn't really matter since Palmyra's been looted:
Experts Sound Alarm over Syrian Archaeological Treasures
Dot, dot, dash, dash, we're Morse College, kiss our axe:
A Behind the Scenes Look at Gmail Tap
Speaking of Google's April Fool's Jokes, this is completely unrelated to the topic at hand, but is kind of brilliant:
Google Maps 8-Bit for NES
And speaking of Morse College, this has been out for a while but I didn't see it until this week. There's something very universal about it, of course, which is why it works, but there's also something so familiar and Yale-y. Feels like home:
The Twists of Fate that can Mean Everything to an Untogether Student
I have consistently regretted not having taken this class as an undergraduate, so I'm excited that I'll have now a chance to sit the lectures as and when:
AMST 246: Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald
Seven New Open Yale Courses
***Dear Class of 2012,
Please stop complaining. You've got nothing on us.
Love, proofreading and time machines,
A member of the Class of 2005.
Barbara Walters Not Good Enough For Yale Seniors, As It Turns Out
Elsewhere in the Ivy League, I can't believe that the editors at NPR looked at the headline they had written and didn't jump at the opportunity to change it to "Docs in Socks":
Fox in Socks! Dartmouth Names its Medical School after Dr. Seuss.
The methodological and ethical problems of publishing a book that purports to rank America's top 300 college professors based on the ratemyprofessor.com rankings can hardly be enumerated. SpanishProf, much to her credit, takes more of a stab at it than I'm willing to:
Princeton Review Ranks Top 300 Professors
A banjo duel at the Chronicle of Higher Ed on the ethics of academic book reviews:
Why Bother Writing Book Reviews?
The Endangered Scholarly Book Review
Speaking of ethical problems (of a completely different magnitude) it is a very dubious distinction to have risen to a level of moral turpitude, so early in a career, that would justify stripping even a full professor of tenure:
MIT Researcher Busted in Undercover Sex Sting
To end on a happier note, Thomas Milo's work makes both my inner wannabe-graphic designer and not-so-inner Arabist very, very excited:
An Archigrapheme Analyzed