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  • Shabazz Scores One For The Players

    Shabazz Scores One For The Players
    Look elsewhere in this newspaper for expert analysis of University of Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier's remarkable skill on the court. I hail him for his candor and willingness to speak truth to power last week as he declaimed on the conditions...
  • Martian 'Jelly Doughnut' A Geologist's Delight

    I was delighted by the recent discovery of a mysterious rock on Mars that looks like a jelly doughnut and caused a brief scientific sensation. To see that much excitement brought to bear on any rock made the geo-educator in me feel pleased. Alas,...
  • Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees

    Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees
    Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause. Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...
  • Troops' Spiritual Side One Key To Psychological Health

    This week, a deeply troubled Navy reservist got himself killed during a murderous shootout in Washington, D.C. Last year, suicides caused more deaths in the U.S. military than active combat around the world. Something must be terribly wrong. To help...
  • Colorado Floods Bad, But The Bigger Story Was The Rain

    Boulder, Colorado. Both of these names derive from torrential river flows. So why the media hysteria about the floods there last month? The city of Boulder was named for Boulder Creek, which was named for the abundance of large boulders. How did they...
  • iPhone Zombies Lost In Electronic Shallows

    Within the year, I'll be buying my first iPhone. And I'm nervous about how it will change both my daily habits and my physical brain. Will I become an Internet zombie? Before dismissing my concern, I suggest you read "The Shallows" by Nicholas Carr....
  • Aug. 26: UConn Football, Expect Big Year From Howard

    Aug. 26: UConn Football, Expect Big Year From Howard
    Jasper Howard is a talker. He talks to his mom in Florida twice a day. He talks to the wide receivers in drills, oh, twice a minute. He'll jump up from a set of post-practice push-ups to talk about the tattoos across his midsection dedicated to his...
  • Private Property Rights Trumped By Nature

    Rumors of war are on the horizon. Political wars pitting deeply held convictions about private property against equally held convictions about the interconnectedness of all things. One side is fueled by the first law of private property: that it belongs...
  • Let's All Take The New SATs! (Or Not!)

    The new SAT exam has parents and students attempting to master the almost impossibly rigorous demands of, umm, the multiple choice question. Want to know how you would score? Read the following passages carefully. Decide on the best answer to each...
  • Honey, They Shrank The New Storrs Town Green

    Honey, They Shrank The New Storrs Town Green
    Storrs Center, the new town center adjacent to the University of Connecticut campus, is nearing completion and by and large, I like what I see. As a town resident, UConn employee and local pedestrian, I see a novel design, quality construction,...
  • Don't Insult Teachers — They Are 'Doing'

    "Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach." This is an odious and offensive insult to teachers everywhere. It should be banished, sent to the same place the "n" word has gone. Never will I write it again. It's an insult to the memory of the...