Dear patient readers,
I suddenly have a Michigan nexus of interest.
1. I am trying to verify the title structure and get some further information about the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Wayne State University practices (usual credentials and job duties for “adjunct professors”) in the pre-2006 time frame.
2. I’d like to confirm some information about an alum of what is now called “Ross Business,” the University of Michigan business school (weirdly, in the small world category, Steve Ross was once a client of mine 30 years ago…). It’s a very easy query and anyone who can access the alumni database could clear things up.
If you can help or might have a connection who can help, please ping me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Adjunct Professor” or “Ross Business” as appropriate in the subject line. Thanks!
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European Clocks Slowed by Lag in Continent’s Power Grid Voice of America
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World Bank blasts EU’s deepening economic divides, urging bloc to take populist movements seriously Telegraph. Help me. After the World Bank played a huge role in promoting financialization, which is a big driver of inequality.
Macron seizes moment to take on French unions Financial Times. Someone send him the World Bank memo
Brexit Bulletin: Pushing Evolution Bloomberg. Curious to get reader reactions, but I don’t see this as terribly significant. The drop dead date on formulating an exit agreement is October. The “future relationship” part was alway just a political statement. It will take years to negotiate a trade deal. The intent may simply be that the EU wants as much as possible not to look like the heavy when possible, not that it cares about UK PR, which it cannot control, but for the sake of its image with smaller EU members. Barnier and EU leaders have already done tons of things, some subtle, some very up front, to try to get the Government among other things to negotiate rather than continue posturing on issues where the EU has said “no”.
Rights and equality challenges of Brexit Irish Times. “The undefined negotiated by the unprepared to get the unspecified for the uninformed.”
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Imperial Collapse Watch
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Kill Me Now
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Why McDonald’s is flipping its arches for a day CNN. Help me. Why don’t they offer daycare instead.
What Airbnb Did to New York City City Lab
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Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “Female Allen’s Hummingbird displaying the coy look she flashes at the boys”:
And a bonus video from Dave E. If you turn up the sound, you can hear the purring:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.