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Higher Education Comes at a High Cost
Posted on Sep 10, 2012
Students all over America are defaulting on their student loans, especially those who attended private, profit-making institutions; Democrats’ chants about Osama bin Laden’s death take us back to George W. Bush’s boasts about Saddam Hussein; meanwhile, new scientific studies prove organic produce contains fewer pesticides and bacteria. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
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United States of student debt
How Do You Make a Building Invisible to an Earthquake?
Democrats parade Osama bin Laden’s corpse as their proudest achievement
Organic Produce Reduces Exposure to Pesticides, Research Confirms
Earth’s richest 1,000 individuals now control as much wealth as the poorest 2.5 billion
Emily Dickinson gets a new look in recovered photograph
Evolution could explain the placebo effect
LGBT coverage worth a shout-out
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