Sunday Links

Clearing my bookmarks:
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Furman
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Student Experience
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Sunday Links

Your friendly context-free link dump:
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Circle
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Sunday Links

So the folks who were predicting a cruel, authoritarian power grab were underestimating how quickly it would happen. We're on day nine and we have a consitutional crisis happening at airports.

I would love to see more leadership from either side of the aisle in Congress making sure our checks and balances are functioning. Without enforcement, the Constitution is just a piece of paper. Until we start to see some opposition leadership in the government it's heartening to see the ACLU and people in the streets across the country making sure American values are upheld. (When you're feeling hopeless take a look at pictures from Women's Marches around the world.)

I've been reading more from Lawfare Blog. There's a lot of informed commentary there. Be sure to read Malevolence Tempered by Incompetence and President Trump's Insecure Android.

I identified with the person who asked this question at Ask MetaFilter: How to stay informed without losing my mind or my day? There wasn't a concensus there and I think the answer is going to be different for everyone, but I'm fairly sure outrage fatigue is part of their strategy. I'm still looking for an answer to that.

Here are a few articles I've bookmarked: Leaving things there for now in the interest of our shared capacity for outrage.

On a completely escapist note: MOUTH MOODS.
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Pre Civil War
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Starting at OSU

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I have some good personal news! I just finished my first week working at Oregon State University. I joined the marketing and enrollment team at OSU Extended Campus. I'll officially be a developer/database administrator and I'll unofficially be learning as much as I can about a whole new (to me) world of online education. I'm very excited about the opportunity to contribute in some small way to making higher education more accessible.

OSU is the largest organization I've ever worked for and this week has been a crash course in its culture and processes (with much, much more to learn). The team I'll be a part of has made me feel very welcome and I get to work in an inspiring setting—The Valley Library.

Despite all the depressing news, this new year has felt like a new beginning for me and I'm excited about my work with OSU!
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Education
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