Category Archives: Current Events

Bad Research or Competing Philosophies of Statutory Interpretation: Sally Yates vs. Ted Cruz

by Margaret Ambrose Last Monday, on May 8th, 2017, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates squared off with Texas Senator Ted Cruz about her decision not to enforce President Trump’s initial attempt at a travel ban. This tense exchange was … Continue reading

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Community Defining Information in a Personalized World

by Tig Wartluft The other morning during breakfast I watched this Vox video about satirists versus more traditional media coverage and noticed that some of the clips were by a professor at my university (Sophia McClennen, School of International Affairs (SIA)). This … Continue reading

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The Slide vs The Tweet

by Christine Anne George Over the weekend, I noticed a post on Twitter about the ACRL conference and dum-dums. Having particularly fond memories of those little lollypops from my childhood, I wondered how some ACRL panel worked them into a … Continue reading

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Could No News Be Good News?

By Christine Anne George Once upon a  time, back in library school, I decided that I needed to stay better informed so I started using Google Reader, a blog aggregator. I used it to follow a handful of law librarian … Continue reading

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Bridging the Political Gap (or yawning chasm) in the Classroom

by Beau Steenken At the beginning of the semester last fall, I wrote about the increased difficulty of teaching in politically turbulent times. This may be somewhat of an understatement, but the level of division in our society has not … Continue reading

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Information Literacy Outside the Walls of the Library

by Paul Gatz The news is fake, truth is dead, and facts aren’t even a “thing” anymore. A blunt initial assessment, but perhaps it can be fine-tuned. Yes, it can be difficult to distinguish between news items from reputable sources … Continue reading

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Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight!

by Christine Anne George Ages ago, otherwise known as February 2016, I wrote a post-binge post on Making a Murderer. Among other things, I mentioned how the show created a teachable moment where people (hopefully) learned about the limits of … Continue reading

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