After UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi’s handling of last fall’s crackdown on Occupy protesters by campus police—the one that inspired an artful meme drawn from shameful circumstances—drew fire, university officials ordered a task force to investigate the pepper-spraying incident of Nov. 18 and issue a report.
This could be a particularly rich example of how scientific study results can be read in seemingly contradictory ways, as what we have here is research that purports to find a possible link between consuming chocolate and staying thin.
You know you’ve hit it big when you’re the topic of an academic study on the media. As it turns out, there’s a demonstrable effect known as “the Colbert bump,” which entails a boost in campaign cash for politicians who make a stop at “The Colbert Report” while on the campaign trail. Translation: Stephen Colbert can count on a full dance card for, say, the next few decades.