I was catching up with our team’s messages on Discourse recently when I came across a unique message thread. It wasn’t about trial numbers, FAQs or monthly recurring revenue. It was about empathy. Empathy feels so crucial to the Buffer culture, and yet the word doesn’t appear anywhere in our values right now. Maybe that’s because it can feel a bit hard to define. What exactly is empathy? How is it different than sympathy? And how can we grow in our understanding and expression of it?
Ending TOPS? Closing down university campuses? Not so fast, said some legislators on Monday who are taking issue with the emergency rhetoric being used around Louisiana's colleges and universities in recent weeks ahead of a historically large mid-year budget shortfall. State Sens.