Wednesday: What to know, what to do

    Uncomfortable news for the proudly not racist: A new study by a Northwestern implies that “whites who are particularly worried about appearing racist seem to suffer from” an instinctive anxiety that “may cause them to avoid interaction with blacks in the first place,” according to the statement. When the test group of 15 white college students were presented with ultra-quick pictures of a neutral black face and a neutral white face, the tendency was to look at the black face quickly and then ignore it, a sign that they felt “threatened or anxious” by it.

    While Northwestern is getting meatier admissions numbers, the University of Massachusetts is redefining reaching out to students. It’ll become the first foreign university to offer online classes to Chinese students with government approval, and Chinese officials say they won’t get in the way.


    While you were asleep, a voice came from above:

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    Even though that sleep was part of your ongoing struggle to recover from DM, the physically unfriendly philanthropy started offering its weekly trivia event again at the 1800 club. Reading weekend 2009, here we come!


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