University of California-Berkeley

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Shannon Gibney, MCTC prof, also took heat for structural racism comments in 2009

    After he read our post about the official reprimand professor Shannon Gibney received for controversial comments she made about white privilege during her Intro to Intro to Mass Communication course, former MCTC student Ryan Trainor got in touch to tell us about a similar incident involving Gibney t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Macalester is one of the smartest colleges in the country, says new study

    If a new Lumosity study can be believed, Macalester students aren't just the smartest in the state -- they're some of the smartest in the country.SEE ALSO: Macalester is LGBT friendly after all, says Campus Pride Index Unsatisfied with college rankings that only consider "resources" -- for example, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Minnesota Office of Higher Ed un-bans free online classes, but is that a good thing?

    A day after generating a shitstorm of bad publicity with its announcement that free online classes would be banned in Minnesota, the state Office of Higher Education reversed course on Friday and un-banned Coursera and other sites of its ilk.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota Office of Higher Education bans free ... More >>

  • News

    April 18, 2012

    Mitt Romney's "creative destruction" at Bain Capital

    Representing everything you hate about capitalism

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, out of Iranian prison, join Occupy Movement

    Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, Josh Fattal: Free, and protesting.​Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal spent more than two years locked up in Iran, a country with some of the most restrictive free speech rights in the world. Now that they're back in the United States, Bauer and Fattal are flexing their First A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    7 Lady Gaga covers that will make your jaw drop

    Photo by Nick Vlcek​All right, Little Monsters, it's only six days until Lady Gaga descends on the Twin Cities for a pair of back-to-back shows at the Xcel Center. Don your blond wig, get gussied up, and slide on your cigarette glasses as we guide you through some of the most outrageous and jaw-dr ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2008
  • News

    August 15, 2007

    Who's to Blame?

    In the wake of the I-35W bridge collapse, it's time to take a hard look at the politicians and policies that may have contributed to the disaster

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2007

    2/9 Morning Communiqué

    Women dig chemicals in male sweat, Chicago Bears fan changes name to Peyton Manning, PR blitz following Anna Nicole Smith' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006

    11/06 Morning Communiqué

    Military newspapers call for Rumsfeld's ouster, The richest 1 percent hold 19.8 percent of the nation's entire income, the British a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2006

    10/17 Morning Communiqué

    Membership in atheist organizations grows, Hawaii will recede into the ocean in 80 million years, Apple seeks rights to "iPhon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2006

    7/21 Morning Communiqué

    Homeland Security info on college protestors ends up in database tracking foreign terrorism, jellyfish clog Japanese nuclear power plant, airline takes down online Jimmy Hoffa game after protests, Gummi Bears depicting the Seven Deadly Sins, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Books

    June 7, 2006

    Are You My Mother?

    Finally, someone has the answer to the binds of modern parenting—a Honduran nanny

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2006

    3/1: Morning Communique

    Everyone gets to go to UC Berkeley, Ice Age blondes had more fun, Dubai firm in port deal boycotts Israel, musicians say no to Hummers, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2005

    Race for the bottom, chapter 76

    Bankruptcy as the airlines' last best business tool There's been a flood of good stories about last week's simultaneous bankruptcy filings by Northwest and Delta--much of it published in cities where neither airline is the hometown carrier. My favorite is a piece in last Thursday's issue of the Ari ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2005

    Assume the Crash Position

    The turbulence at Northwest Airlines has some people fearing the sky is falling. It could be the sound of ticket prices dropping.

  • Art

    April 13, 2005

    Bold, Bright, and Off the Wall

    Madhubani art makes its debut at Khazana

  • Music

    March 3, 2004

    Real Life Rock Top 10

    American musical taste gets bland; Robert McNamara gets angry; the President gets naked

  • News

    November 7, 2001

    Cult Status

    In which the author struggles to escape the psychological shackles of a self-help seminar

  • News

    June 20, 2001

    No Reservations

    For 13 years publisher Bill Lawrence has specialized in tales of graft and greed on the rez. He knows it's a dirty job, but no one else is doing it.

  • Books

    April 26, 2000

    Agribusiness as Usual?

    At the University of Minnesota's farm school, discord blooms over budget cuts and the biotech bonanza

  • Feature

    November 1, 1999

    In Hot Water

    Need a break for mind and body? Try these simple remedies that draw on the healing power of an old-fashioned soak.

  • News

    October 21, 1998

    Because They Can

    Six minor-party contenders for governor promise to bring back the primo dime-bag, turn the governor's mansion into a flophouse, tax water, get big brother out of your bedroom, ditch the nukes, and reveal the secrets of gravity-defying hair.

  • News

    March 25, 1998

    Screwed, and Depressed About It

    If the University of Minnesota is going to treat graduate school as a job, then teaching assistants say they deserve to be treated as well as employees.

  • News

    November 26, 1997

    Shades of Mediocrity

    For better or worse, the Star Tribune's new owners will stay the course.