Articles of Interest - Feb 15


Art in the Age of Big Data (Have technologies like Instagram and Pinterest made an artist out of all of us?)  The Guardian

Dear Mr. Know-It-All: Should You Delete Someone’s Facebook Account After They Die?  Wired

Twitter's returned boss has yet to turn it around  The Economist

How to Build a Twitter Following (and Why You Should a primer on tweeting for those who have never used the site or have underused it)  Chronicle of Higher Ed 


Reproducibility should be at science’s heart. It isn’t. But that may soon change  The Economist

What the discovery of gravitational waves means  The Atlantic


Flash is dead, time to inform some publishers still dependent on it for their digital editions  Talking New Media


Most HR Data Is Bad Data (Managers are terrible at rating people's performance)  Harvard Business Review


Why people cheat (when people win against others, they tend to think they're better, or more deserving)  Washington Post

How People Learn to Become Resilient  The New Yorker

The Confidence Game: The Psychology of the Con and Why We Fall for It Every Time Economist

Exposed to a deluge of digital photos, we’re feeling the psychological effects of image overload  The Conversation


 New Clues to the Mystery of How Our Brains Keep Time  Wired


Philosopher of the month: Plato  OUP Blog


How Trump's use of words may be tied to his success  Nerdwriter YouTube video  

Fool ‘Ish’ Ways: a suffix that is taking on a life of its own  Chronicle of Higher Ed


The thorny ethics of embedding with do-gooders  Columbia Journalism Review

Corrupt journalism doesn’t pay. Nor does abetting it  Washington Post

How Freelancers Can Create Their Own ‘Snow Fall’ For Free  Media Shift

Is John Oliver's Show Journalism?   NPR

How the Communist Party creates the world’s most-watched TV news show The Economist

Former student says journalism professor violated his free speech  Inside Higher Ed


Journalism is a stressful career, but work doesn’t have to be miserable  Poynter

The Digital Dirt: How TMZ gets the videos and photos that celebrities want to hide  New Yorker


Protecting Student Journalists in a New-Media Era  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Newspaper Adviser Is Fired After Students’ Scoop Roils Maryland Campus   New York Times

Student Newspaper’s First Amendment Lawsuit Against University of Kansas Administrators Is Important Reminder about Need to Check Student Government Power  The Fire


Cancer has ushered in new ways of being alive  Becoming


How the Humble Index Card Foresaw the Internet  Popular Mechanics


Artists working with technology struggle to stay current  The Economist

Music Can’t Last Forever, Not Even on the Internet  Wired

Being Bilingual Changes the Architecture of Your Brain  Wired


Researcher illegally shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge  Science Alert


The ‘Jane Test,’ a New Way to Tell if Your Scripts AreSexist  Wired

Study finds Bias in How Male Students view female STEM students  Inside Higher Ed

Women considered better coders – but only if they hide their gender  The Guardian

Here's the presentation Google gives employees on how to spot unconscious bias at work  Business Insider


Ted Cruz is mining supporters' personal data with #analytics--is voter surveillance by app the future of politics?  Associated Press

The Most Important Skill in Data Science: Mining and Visualizing your Data  Customer Think

Mistakes companies make approaching Big Data (#1-data is somehow opposed to intuition rather than enhancing it)  Wall Street Journal


The leaders of Christianity's 2 biggest churches will meet for the first time in 1,000 years  Business Insider

The differences between the Catholic and Orthodox churches  The Economist

Church of England defends Richard Dawkins prayer tweet  BBC

Why are so many Christians biblically illiterate?  Fox News

Concern for Christians in the Middle East helps drive historic meeting between Catholic, Orthodox leaders  Pew Research

Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me  NY Times

What the Death of Justice Antonin Scalia Means for Religious Liberty (The staunchly Catholic U.S. Supreme Court justice was known for his acidly conservative opinions, but ultimately, he prioritized the Constitution over the Church)  The Atlantic

Almost all U.S. presidents have been Christians  Pew Research

Why evangelicals are splintering and what it means for the GOP  LA Times

***STUDENT LIFE                             

Backgrounds and Beliefs of College Freshmen  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Have Millennials Made Quitting More Common?  Bloomberg

Survey: Nearly 1-in-10 Freshman plan to participate in campus protests  Inside Higher Ed

Among Millennials engaged in primaries, Dems more likely to learn about the election from social media  Pew Research


Open letter to all students contemplating going to an evangelical college “Don’t let them ruin your life” (opinion) Pathos

Whither Wheaton: an evangelical college ponders its future  Religious News Service 


Mount St. Mary's president says 'I'm not going to stop'  Baltimore Sun

Mount St. Mary’s University reinstates fired student newspaper adviser Student Press Law Center

How3 Crisis-Communications Experts Would Have Handled the Uproar at Mount St. Mary’s  Chronicle of Higher Ed

What's Up With the Mounts Saint Mary? (dissenting faculty members dismissed and trustees showing up at search committee meetings)  Inside Higher Ed

An Appalling Breach of Faith at Mount St. Mary's (Disrespecting students and trampling the rights of faculty members at the Maryland university contradict the mission of Roman Catholic higher education) (opinion)  Chronicle of Higher Ed


A Piece of the Learning Puzzle  (How the "jigsaw classroom" can help students to see a subject in both piecemeal and broad ways)  Chronicle of Higher Ed

2015 Online Report Card - Tracking Online Education in the United States  Online Learning Consortium

Reaching Students Who “Don’t Need Writing”  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Study: Faculty Development has Demonstrable Impact on Student Learning 

Inside Higher Ed

The Self-Obliterating Professor premium (The best teachers create a world where they're no longer needed-subscription)  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Building a Bridge Between Engineering and the Humanities (opinion) Chronicle of Higher Ed