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Unionization in higher education is important because it helps preserve the individual in service to the corpus. Collective bargaining is all about equality and fair treatment and when the terms of agreed-to contracts are changed on a whim by the university, the stiff arm of the union must be invoked to preserve the basic rights of every instructor. One violation offends every instructor.
Today is the bloody, 100-year, anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York City. 146 people died in a 18 minutes in a blaze that was wholly preventable. 120 of the victims were either burned alive, or they leapt to their deaths from the 8th, 9th and 10th floors of the sweatshop located near Greenwich Village. The deaths of the mainly immigrant, female workers, was the trigger for the start of FDR’s New Deal.
There’s an old saying in the New York City Morningside Heights neighborhood — “The Widest Street in the World is West 120th Street.” — and the significance of that chestnut is that West 120th Street is the “dividing line” between Columbia College and Teachers College at Columbia University.
The Provincetown Playhouse holds an important niche in early American Theater History as the staging point cradle of the great Playwright Eugene O’Neill’s earliest, and most challenging, plays and the theatre was the hearthstone for premier plays written by Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edward Albee, John Guare, Sam Shepherd, Charles Busch, and David Mamet.
Last week, Janna was in Greenwich Village, and she happened upon a street filming scene near Washington Square Park starring Donald Trump. She snagged The Donald in action with her iPhone. Who knew then what we know now: Trump was filming the opening for last night’s live “Celebrity Apprentice” finale.
Can avoiding Alzheimer’s disease be as simple as brushing your teeth and flossing every day?