Scary new things

Oct 31, 2013

Over at the New York Times, Tamar Lewin reports that Interest in the Humanities are Fading and Colleges are Worried. Steven Greenhouse there said, “Worried about jobs, students shun humanities for science & technology.” Colleague Daniel E. Slotnik wrote, “‘We can't lose,’ 1 prof said. ‘We have William Shakespeare.’” Christopher Flavelle with Bloomberg News gave the issue some numbers: “NYT: 45% of Stanford's undergrad-focused faculty is in humanities, but just 15% of students.” Leslie Anderson at the Boston Globe remembered the best of her humanity training: "Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote…”

Wired has a column from NBA Superstar Chris Bosh on Why You Should Learn to Code. Caitlin Kelly at the The New Yorker said, “wait wut.” She then tweeted this quote from the piece: "For me winning isn’t 'winning'—it’s 01110111 01101001 01101110 01101110 01101001 01101110 01100111.” Paul Monies at The Oklahoman wrote, “Chris Bosh. Code geek. ‘I was fortunate enough to have athletics to give me confidence in geekery.’” Spencer Ackerman at the Guardian said,  “Everyone loves to make fun of Chris Bosh as some kind of buffoon. He is smarter than you.” Bret McCormick with The Rock Hill Herald admitted: “I did not expect this from Chris Bosh.”

And for some media gossip, Andy Carvin at NPR confirmed that he was offered a buyout. Kevin Grant from GlobalPost thinks it “Would be a very interesting free agency.” Brian Stelter at the New York Times said, “Transparent as always.” Etan Horowitz with CNN added, “Nice. Andy is crowd-sourcing his future. Good luck!” Robert MacMillan from Reuters said, “It doesn't get much more shocking than this.” Mike Hayes with BuzzFeed reminded: “Correx: @acarvin has until December to accept NPR buyout deal.”

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