OLPC downsizes half of its staff, cuts Sugar development

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project announced Wednesday that it plans to downsize half of its staff and reduce the salary of the remaining employees. OLPC will also halt its development of the open source Sugar environment and focus on building its next-generation hardware device. These plans are part of a major restructuring effort that has been necessitated by the financial downturn and the organization’s dwindling resources. –Ars Technica

Humanities Resource Center Online

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has released a major study that aims to establish benchmarks for assessing the humanities. Assessment was one of the major issues that arose during last year’s English program review, so this is worth a view. Here’s a quote from the press release: “Until now the nation has lacked a broad-based, quantitative analysis of the status of the humanities in the United States,” said…

Classic Teaching

Fall, 2006 LA 100: Freshman Composition EL 236: Writing for the Internet EL 405: New Media Projects EL200 & Advising of The Setonian Spring, 2006 EL 150: Intro to Literary Study EL 250: Videogaming Culture and Theory EL 267: American Literature, 1915-Present Advising of The Setonian Fall, 2005 EL 266: American Literature, 1800-1915 EL 227: News Writing EL 250: Drama as Literature Advising of The Setonian Spring, 2005 EL 335:…