Been busy writing my Coolidge thesis -- Cooligdgizing as I call it -- and haven't had a lot of time to blog in awhile, but now that we're on Fall Break I can write about the three things that caught my attention as of late.
Here's all the Claremont College news that I've found interesting this week.
- Yale Daily News talks to a Mudder who is heavily and I mean heavily involved with Starcraft. Starcraft is possibly the greatest computer game ever and S. Korea's national sport of sorts. I'm absolutely terrible at it, but I still spent a bit too much time planning it as a kid and last semester.
- Apparently Claremont McKenna helped Mitt Romney inflate his book sales by promising to buy loads of them. (Politico's Ben Smith has more here.) Romney's gotten to the top of the bestsellers' list. It's a tad bit manufactured, but when was anything that he does not? Don't get me wrong. It's a shrewd business decision, but it's every bit of the Astro-Turfing we've come to expect from the well-fed Right.
- Pomona's misguided efforts to do something or other about the alleged mistreatment of the dining hall works. The efforts to sign a "labor peace" agreement will likely lead to a lot less peace and a lot more protesting will probably hurt the college, though. Still, I've got to admire the backbone of Pomona's alumni community. It's far less sycophantic than CMC's.