Want to relive the Peter Jackson’s classic Lord of the Rings movies but don’t have the nine hours to spare to watch them all? Check out this chart by University of Florida student JT Fridsma that plots the story of the trilogy both geographically and on a time line.[via Gawker]
New College’s flag football team proved that a bunch of art students are no match for the mighty NCF juggernaut this past weekend, as the Null Set crushed neighboring Ringling College of Art and Design 25-0 in the annual Turkey Bowl. via [aerogare/FoxSports]
Sexton’s vision, and his argument, bears some resemblance to the famous G.M. adage of the fifties: What’s good for NYU is good for New York City, and vice versa. And what it means in practice is that the core of downtown New York is on its way to becoming a college town. [via NY Mag]
When the Magic basketball blog Orlando Pinstriped Post started gaining popularity, some who worked for or close to the team, including Magic TV broadcasters David Steele and Matt Guokas, speculated that someone in the Magic organization wrote the blog and would jokingly accuse one another of being “Ben Q. Rock,” the site’s anonymous writer. So when New College of Florida student and Orlando native Evan Dunlap, now 22, introduced himself as the real blogger to Steele and Guokas at a game last year, they had a good chuckle. “That was a very weird, surreal thing. A few years ago I was watching these guys call games on TV, trying to figure things out in blogging and learning more about the game. Now I can talk to them,” Dunlap says. [read more via SRQ]
Zeigler says the experience of female athletes who are gay is very different. Although they are openly gay in larger numbers than men, he said female athletes had to fight the opposite stereotype — the assumption that all women who play sports are gay. As a result, female athletes who are gay have sometimes encountered harassment from coaches and fellow teammates. For male athletes, however, “the response is either indifference, or it’s positive,” Zeigler said.
Too bad both men and women don’t have the same acceptance. (via johncoughlin)
Filmmakers Ben Foster and Oren Moverman are two more luminaries who have returned to Sarasota after a memorable run at the Sarasota Film Festival where their film The Messenger screened last year. On Wednesday, they met with students at the Ringling College of Art and Design’s Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab to discuss filmmaking and development. [via SRQ]
Some of the crowd at Ringling College may not have known what they were in for when they attended a screening of AMC’s Emmy Award-winning show Breaking Bad about a chemistry teacher who turns to cooking crystal meth after being diagnosed with cancer. Though Ed Carroll, Chief Operating Officer of Rainbow Entertainment, which owns AMC, charmed during the subsequent Q&A session on Wednesday night, more than a few audience members were forced to walk out during the particularly tense and bloody episode of a show critically hailed for both its dramatic chops and, as Carroll told these viewers, “a macabre sense of humor.” He explained, “What we try to do every time Walt White makes a bad decision—and he’s made a ton of them—there are severe implications.”[via SRQ]
Yeah, I got to see the next episode of “Breaking Bad” early.
Women are now just as likely as men to have completed college and to hold an advanced degree, part of an accelerating trend of educational gains that have shielded women from recent job losses. Yet they continue to lag behind men in pay.
Women with full-time jobs now have weekly earnings equal to 80.2 percent of what men earn, up slightly from 2008 but lower than a high of 81 percent in 2005. [via HuffPost/AP]
OK so women are about to surpass men in advanced degrees, already have higher B.A. numbers and represent more of the workforce. Yes, even when controlling for experience and education, numbers still indicate that women make less. Can we move closer to equal pay please?