Monday, April 21, 2003

Digesting the Daily XI

Recent editions of the Daily Northwestern, the student newspaper of my alma mater, featured several media-, technology-, and activism-related items that might be of interest to Media Dieticians.

For the thrill
Chicago-based independent records label Thrill Jockey celebrates a decade of success with a broad, ecclectic roster of musicians
(Jan. 23, 2003)

Evanston resident sues theater chain for showing ads
Plaintiff says movies starting late violate contract on ticket; Loews calls lawsuit "frivolous"
(Feb. 27, 2003)

Getting active
Northwestern breathes new life into the peace movement with education, marches and social gatherings
(Feb. 27, 2003)

Eye spy
Webcams let NU students -- and the rest of the world -- play voyeur to The Rock and Lake Michigan
(Feb. 28, 2003)

Studies find heavy backpacks a drag on students, lower backs
Chiropractors advise using both straps, limiting load to 15 percent of body mass
(March 4, 2003)

Hot for teacher
A Web site lets college students rate professors on what CTECs leave out
(March 5, 2003)

NUIT to premier revamped WebEmail site Wednesday
(April 8, 2003)

Pitt study fails MS Word grammar, spell checker
Profs warn against "blindly" following software's imperfect correction system
(April 8, 2003)

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