Archive for March, 2007

My investigation interests started innocently enough. In a typical, late-night feat of procrastination, I recalled an article I had read in Jane magazine (an occasionally substantive women’s periodical, might I add?) recalling a young New Yorker’s death-by-drug-overdose and a brief analysis of the late teenager’s fueled-by-drugs social life. As it occurred, the young lady frequented […]

A technological revolution is transforming society in a profound way. If harnessed and directed properly, information and communication technologies (ICT) have the potential to improve all aspects of our social, economic and cultural life. ICTs can serve as an engine for development in the 21st century, yet the majority of the world’s population has yet […]

Well it’s taken quite a bit to get our little blogworld going. Part of the problem has been the classic infectious disease known as senioritis. The other part has been what some would call the “ethics” of our project.   It is all too common to think oneself into a cyclical dark hole, one with […]

“Knowledge should be free.” What a naive statement, eh? Well you say potato, I say idealistic. The Open Access movement is about changing a 300-year legacy of academic journal publication. As bloggers we’d like to add to this movement. One effect of keeping the latest academic discoveries hidden from the general public in expensive journals […]

Hi. My name is Megan. I suffer from what has been called “the plight of the white southerner.” This is not a modern-day white man’s burden but a fascination with inequalities and race. Not to mention, I’m a woman, not a man. It is safe to say that of the many urban issues raised in […]

I am Sven. I am here to attune my voice to be able to bring some voice to those who lack it. The Internet presently offers significant potential to give voice to many people, and I hope to train myself to use the Internet to bring light to overlooked perspectives. My investigation intends to understand […]



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