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How real-life Chewbacca tried to save Harrison Ford during his Millennium Falcon accident

“Another guy, a friend of mine who was there — big man, strong man … he was there also, trying to pull the door off. … I didn’t think it was going to work, and I knew that eventually they’d figure out how to open the door, and until then… Well, it’s a long story.” 786 more words

Movies

A New Era of Protest Is Energizing Historically Black Colleges and Universities. But There Are Challenges

It was a chilly Friday afternoon in early February, and a group of young activists huddled around a table inside a modern, earthy café in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood, planning their next moves. 1,740 more words

Internet Archive: Internet Archive awarded grant from Arcadia Fund to digitize university press collections

Internet Archive: Internet Archive awarded grant from Arcadia Fund to digitize university press collections . “Internet Archive has received a $1 million dollar grant from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – to digitize titles from university press collections to make them available via controlled digital lending. 38 more words

Tweaks & Updates

'Solo' star Alden Ehrenreich says Han shot first

We had a lot of questions for Alden Ehrenreich when he showed up alongside stars Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Paul Bettany for a Solo: A Star Wars Story… 378 more words

Movies

Values and leadership

I have been thinking a lot about values lately. It’s surprisingly difficult to articulate the handful of things I consider most important and to which I want to give most of my time and energy. 663 more words

Slow Academia

Degree level parking skills

A slightly tongue-in-cheek look at university parking facilities from Paul Greatrix at WonkHE.

Between the lines: the first UK HE car parking ranking
There is much to get excited about in here, not just about which university has the most spaces and which is best able to meet the needs of staff and students (for car parking, not the other things Clark Kerr suggested) and how early do staff at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Guildhall School of Music and Drama have to get up to secure one of their two (2!) car parking spaces. 120 more words

Education

The Changing Face of the Professoriate

Think of a college professor. Does this thought invoke an image of the stereotypical tweed jacket and horn-rimmed glasses? Perhaps it invokes the image of an older man with an office full of books that he accumulated over his many years of teaching at the university? 766 more words