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How Did These Graduate Students Improve Their Working Conditions? They Went on Strike!

(from the Nation, by Michelle Chen) On their campus set amid the idyllic northwestern woodlands, graduate students at the University of Oregon stepped out of their classrooms and onto a historic picket line last week. The union, representing some 1,500 … Continue reading

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Stranger than Fiction – University of Oregon’s Graduate Students on Strike

Friends… I know you follow this blog for fiction writing, foster care, and or marathon running. Well… sometimes reality provides great inspiration for fiction writing. The University of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) is on strike. They have been … Continue reading

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The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by The Oatmeal (Sep 30, 2014)

Book Description: The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances Publication Date: September 30, 2014 This is not just a book about running. It’s a book about cupcakes. It’s a book about suffering. It’s a book about gluttony, … Continue reading

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Orlando Jones – “Bullet Bucket Challenge”

Orlando Jones explained the Bullet Bucket Challenge to Fusion.net: ORLANDO JONES: First of all, the “ice bucket challenge” sort of started elsewhere, and the ALS Association is a completely worthy and incredible organization. They’ve raised millions of dollars, which is … Continue reading

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Will Disney’s “Frozen” score big during the Super Bowl?

Will Disney’s “Frozen” score big during the Super Bowl? I’m not sure if this is the type of Super Bowl bet that Las Vegas is interested in. But with many of the top films currently in theaters being geared toward … Continue reading

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