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A bell-ringing moment

The College of Knowledge down in Williamsburg has many traditions — the Yule Log ceremony at Christmas and Charter Day in February, among others. But for sheer joy, you can’t match the day that William & Mary seniors get to ...

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Jefferson

A tri-corner hat tip to Thomas Jefferson on his birthday today, April 13. In honor of TJ’s 269th, here is an item about a project at his favorite school, the University of Virginia. (Note: That would NOT be the College ...

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Déjà vu at CNU

News item: Someone stole copies of the student newspaper at Christopher Newport University. Naw, that’s old news. Happened last September. Wait a minute. You mean it happened again? Last fall, a student allegedly trashed 700 copies of the paper, The ...

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Maryland, protector of passwords

That headline may not be the catchiest of state nicknames, but it’s accurate. The Maryland legislature has passed a bill that makes the Free State the first jurisdiction to prohibit employers from asking for the social media user names and ...

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Art imitates journalism

If you’re a fan of the TV show “Mad Men,” as I am, you’re glad that the 17-month wait for season five is over. Last Sunday, AMC aired two hours of the show, giving Mad Men-iacs a new dose of ...

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YouTube by reference

When Alexandria lawyer Vic Glasberg filed suit last November on behalf of a man claiming he was wrongfully assaulted by a sheriff’s deputy, he did something unusual, perhaps even novel and first-impression. He incorporated a YouTube video as part of ...

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Boldly go

Back in the mid-1990s, a book called, “Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation,” was published. This was when STNG was in its heyday, and the author took examples from episodes of the series to illustrate ...

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Hurts so good

Confession: I’m a sucker for puns and wordplay. A colleague sent me one of those lists that periodically makes the rounds on the Internet…jokes that are so bad they’re good. My wife and I visited our son at college this ...

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