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Virginia Tech's graduation: The promise of tomorrow

with John Abizaidvia Roanoke Times
Saturday, May 12, 2007

Nearly a month after events that made them worry about things most students never have to think about, Virginia Tech’s seniors turned their attention back to traditional college concerns on their graduation day...

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Commencement draws tears of joy, sorrow

with John Abizaidvia Virginia Tech Collegiate Times
Saturday, May 12, 2007

The 2007 spring university commencement brought with it many tears – both of joy and sorrow...

Analysis and Commentary

Virginia Tech Commencement Address

by John Abizaidvia Virginia Tech University
Friday, May 11, 2007

Dr. Steger, honored families, friends, classmates and colleagues of those who so tragically lost their lives here a few short weeks ago, distinguished guests, graduates, faculty, and friends of this fine University...

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Va. Tech Graduations Honor Slain Victims

with John Abizaidvia Associated Press
Friday, May 11, 2007

The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq praised Virginia Tech's 3,600 undergraduates Friday night for their quiet courage, dignity and poise in dealing with last month's shooting rampage that left 33 dead...

In the News

Royal Mess

with Diane Ravitchvia National Review Online
Friday, May 11, 2007

In a battle of celebrity versus substance, substance almost always loses...

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Political scientist Stephen Krasner and retired Gen. John Abizaid return to Stanford

with Stephen D. Krasner, John Abizaid, George P. Shultz, John Raisianvia Stanford Report
Thursday, May 10, 2007

Political science Professor Stephen D. Krasner, former director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department, and retired Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, former commander of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), are returning to Stanford...

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Should Data Matter?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, May 9, 2007

As you know, Mark Twain (or Disraeli or someone) once wrote that there are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics...

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U. of California Will Retain Management Role at Lawrence Livermore Weapons Lab

with Sidney D. Drellvia Chronicle of Higher Education
Wednesday, May 9, 2007

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a contract on Tuesday to a management team that includes the University of California to operate Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the country's principal research facilities for maintaining America's nuclear arsenal.

In the News

Fixing school funding is more than just 'more'

with Eric Hanushekvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Tuesday, May 8, 2007

It's funny that everybody hates the way Wisconsin reckons school aid...

In the News

Exporting Idiocracy

with Milton Friedmanvia American Conservative
Monday, May 7, 2007

China’s rise from the nightmarish reign of Mao Zedong to maker-of-all-things WalMart typically rests as lightly as a feather on me...


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