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Engagement Editor — U-T San Diego

Public engagement director, @UTsandiego • President, @sdspj • National board member, @spj_tweets • The T. is for throw out the rule book. (Thoreau, actually.)

Professor Francis Schmidt suspended over 'Game of Thrones' T-shirt vindicated — You may remember Bergen Community College professor Francis Schmidt, who was placed on unpaid leave for eight days in January for posting a photo on Google+ of his daughter in a "Game of Thrones" T-shirt. The college told Schmidt it "may have" violated his civil rights and cleared his record.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says 'I'm proud to be gay' — Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging what many of his co-workers and others knew but doing so in an essay in Bloomberg BusinessWeek for the public to see. The New York Times called him "by far the most prominent executive of a public company to come out."

Amelia Earhart mystery may hinge on aluminum plane part — The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery or TIGHAR declared that an aluminum patch it discovered in 1991 seems to be from the Electra, Amelia Earhart's downed plane. They say it seems to be a patch installed on the plane in Miami, the fourth stop on Earhart's circumnavigation effort.

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket explodes on takeoff — An unmanned rocket exploded on takeoff Tuesday night at a NASA launch site in Virginia. The Antares rocket, owned by Orbital Sciences, was carrying the Cygnus spacecraft and carrying food and supplies meant for the International Space Station. It was the rocket's fifth flight, according to Nasa Space Flight.

New York woman catcalled 100 times in 10 hours in Hollaback! video — If a woman walked the streets of Manhattan for 10 hours with two microphones and a man walked in front of her with a camera hidden in his backpack, how many catcalls would she get while they made a public service announcement to combat verbal street harassment? That's not a hypothetical question.

Aaron Lewis botched the national anthem but he's no Roseanne — Aaron Lewis botched the national anthem but he's no Roseanne Barr, am I right, San Diego? The singer of the metal band Staind, Lewis slowed the song down and inserted an additional "were gallantly streaming" about 30 seconds into the national anthem before game five of the World Series.

Australian cities in no hurry to become smart — Selling smart cities: John Chambers, Cisco chairman and CEO. Photo: Pal Pillan/File As the high-tech connected or "smart city" becomes reality around the world, local governments in Australia are being cautious about whether the financial commitment to technology infrastructure is worth the return.

Watch a flash mob turn SDSU Halloween game into a 'Thriller' — SDSU baseball outdid itself at its annual Halloween game with a "Thriller" flash mob. A year after the team got its 153 seconds of fame when video of the Halloween game made it onto every major sports site, university students lurched onto a smoky field Sunday as Vincent Price's voice emerged from loudspeakers at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

Ebola plush toys put Connecticut company Giant Microbes under a microscope — You got Ebola. That's cute. Said no one ever. Unless they're talking about this plush toy that's "selling like hot cakes" at a Connecticut company called Giant Microbes Inc., which sells more than 150 different designs of cute, cuddly replicas of microscopic images. Bird flu? HIV? Herpes? Diarrhea.

Mo’ne Davis hits home run with Spike Lee's new Chevrolet ad — Who can forget Pennyslvania teenager Mo'ne Davis, who threw like a girl to the first shut out in the history of the 75-year-old Little League World Series in August? Davis returned to the spotlight Tuesday during the World Series with a 60-second Chevrolet commercial directed by filmmaker Spike Lee.
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Oct 30, 2014

RT @UTsandiego: Big traffic delays on north I-5 due to overturned crane in San Clemente: Caltrans says to seek alternate routes.

Oct 30, 2014

@ktpoy That's true. I'm just as guilty when it comes to that! Obvs not unique to journalists but I bet we're more inclined to power through.

Oct 30, 2014

Do you understand? RT @cameronmascari I can watch that gif of Tryion slapping Joffrey every day and never tire of it.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @latimes: How Twitter reacted to @JoyceCarolOates' tweets about the street harassment viral video

Oct 30, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook said 'I'm proud to be gay' today and the Internet high-fived him:

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