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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

When almost two-thirds of college applications come from women, there may just not be enough spots for qualified female applicants. The admissions director at Kenyon College explains how she makes the tough decisions. Plus, why need-blind admissions policies may not be beneficial for all. And, is Google making us stupid?

July is Photo Month at the BL Show Flickr Page!
This week's photo project is a collaboration with Slideluck Potshow. We're calling it "Change for the Better, Change for the Worse."
We have over 350 submissions so far, showing changes of all shapes and colors. Click here for all the info you need to participate! We'll screen the winners at Slideluck Potshow in August at McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn.

The Color of Satire

The upcoming issue of the New Yorker that portrays Barack Obama as a terrorist has the media world buzzing. Onion web editor and political blogger Baratunde Thurston talks with New York comedian Jordan Carlos about the racial politics of lampoonery.

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Rangel Wrangle

House Ways and Means Committtee Chairman Charles Rangel is soliciting donations for his academic center from corporations with business interests before his panel. The Washington Posts's Christopher Lee broke the story.

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Education '08

Randi Weingarten, just elected to the presidency of the American Federation of Teachers, gives us her views on what is broken in the American education system, as well as how it should be changed.

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Getting In

Lloyd Thacker, director of The Education Conservancy, and Jennifer Delahunty, dean of admissions and financial aid at Kenyon College, uncover the realities of college admissions in the U.S.

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How to Go to College for Almost Free

Ben Kaplan, author of How to Go to College Almost for Free: The Secrets of Winning Scholarship Money, talks about how he won $90,000 in college scholarships towards his Harvard degree.

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Nicholas Carr, author of The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, From Edison to Google, talks about piece in the latest Atlantic Monthly, Is Google Making Us Stupid?.

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