Tuesday, August 23, 2011

U.S. opens new front in fight with for-profit colleges

"Last Monday, the Department of Justice filed a complaint against Education Management Corp. (EDMC), marking the first time the federal government has gotten involved in one of many cases against such for-profit colleges"

"The complaint against EDMC, which operates schools in 105 locations under the names such as Art Institute, Argosy University, Brown Mackie College and South University, alleges the company paid its recruiters based on how many students they enrolled."

via today.msnbc.msn.com

Martyr's Square name in Tripoli reverted in Google maps

"Martyr's Square was the name of the square in Tripoli before Gaddafi regime renamed it. Google says the name change was made by a user late Sunday night, as rebel forces took over the city. It was approved by Google, meaning it was visible to the public, shortly thereafter."

via: http://www.readwriteweb.com/

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Jon Sarkin - accident creates compusive artist

"Emerging from his near death experience, Sarkin transformed in an inexplicable fashion: he was overtaken with a profound desire to create art."

A stroke transformed this chiropractor into a full-time impassioned artist with works featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, ABC Primetime, This American Life, GQ, ArtNews, and galleries in New York, Los Angeles, and around the world. His lives and works in Gloucester Massachusetts.

My Strange Brain from Jon Sarkin on Vimeo.

official website @ jsarkin.com

story via NJ.com

story via Vanity Fair