Monthly Archives: December 2013

Solar Schools

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  By Amanda Bancroft The National Resources Defense Council announced last month that their first-ever crowd funding campaign is successfully kicking off their new initiative, called Solar Schools: Powering Classrooms, Empowering Communities. They exceeded their goal of raising $54,000 in just one month, with over 300 supporters nationwide. North Carolina is the first wave of…

Saturn Is The Reason

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“…And in some instances, Saturnalia was kicked off with a human sacrifice. See? We’re bringing it full circle…Yes, we could be more civilized than the ancient Romans and realize that human life is more important than snagging a PS4 for $20 less than the list price, but why would we when being greedy assholes is…

Legislative Audit Committee to discuss UA file shredding

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By The Academic Daylight (Courtesy of Another chapter in the saga of the University of Arkansas Advancement Division troubles will be written next Friday, Dec. 13. It will be the main topic at the next Legislative Audit Committee meeting. At the September meeting, the committee voted to reopen the audit and prosecutors were asked…

Countering the Darkness With Festivals of Light

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  It’s a busy upcoming week of feast days, rituals and festivals. Rituals (of goodness, gratitude and giving) counter the season’s darkness, framing it in light. Each day of Christian Liturgy is a saint’s day, celebrating the life of one who exhibited deep spiritual presence and actions in the world (like Nelson Mandela). Each saint’s…