Students in California got a firsthand lesson Thursday in the cost of their state’s budget crisis, as University of California leaders approved a 32 percent tuition hike for undergraduates to make up for lost financing. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading
Hit children’s television show “Sesame Street” celebrates its 40th anniversary Tuesday. Please enjoy Cookie Monster’s hilarious poetry reading below.
Kay Ryan came into office as an “unlikely” poet laureate, she has said, living a quiet life in California, working away on her refined, compact verse. Now in her second term as the 16th U.S. poet laureate, she has decided on a project to share with the nation.
In a new book called ‘Imagination First,’ co-authors Eric Liu and Scott Noppe-Brandon argue that we — individuals and society — could badly use some imaginative thinking about the imagination.
In other news, a bombing in Kabul killed at least six Italian soldiers and 10 Afghan civilians, while a government panel in Afghanistan determined a NATO airstrike killed 30 civilians earlier this month. Continue reading