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College Offers Zombie Apocalypse Class

zombieCan you imagine walking into class the first day of school and listening to your professor teaching you how to survive a zombie apocalypse?  Well, if you had enrolled in English 333 at the University of Baltimore, also known as “Zombie 101,” then this is exactly what you would be taking notes on.

Obviously, (hopefully) there is not going to be a real zombie apocalypse, and you don’t need to know the proper technique to kill one, but the class isn’t a complete joke, either.

“It serves as a back door into a lot of subjects,” explains Jonathan Shorr, chairman of the University’s School of communications design. “[Students] think they’re taking this wacko zombie course, and they are. But on the way, they learn how literature and mass media work, and how they come to reflect our times.” Read the rest of this entry »

Columbia’s First Black and First Female Dean Announced

Columbia University has named Michelle M. Moody-Adams, formerly Cornell University’s vice provost for undergraduate education, as dean of Columbia College, the first black person and the first woman to serve in the post.

Dr. Moody-Adams, 52, a philosopher, has also run Cornell’s program on ethics and public life. Her 1997 book, “Fieldwork in Familiar Places: Morality, Culture and Philosophy,” was roundly praised in the field. She will become dean of the college on July 1.

Columbia College is one of the university’s three undergraduate colleges, with 4,000 students, and one of the most competitive schools in the country, admitting 9 percent of applicants for this year’s freshman class.

Read this story at New York Times.


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