As if it’s not fascist enough that USC (where I’m at grad school) has an actual “free speech zone,” which would imply that such freedoms are not ensured anywhere else on campus, yesterday a small group protesting the schools use of sweatshop labor for their products was given 10 minutes to disperse, or else:
The sit-in began about 11 a.m. and ended after the students were handed personally addressed letters that said, “I want to inform you that you have been placed on interim suspension from USC. ” The letters outlined eight charges of misconduct.
The three-page letters, signed by Denzil J. Suite, assistant vice president for student affairs, said that “effective 5 p.m. on April 10, 2007, you may not return to the University of Southern California.” It also added that “if you reside in university-owned housing, you must vacate your residence by 9 a.m. on April 11.”
They even CALLED the protesters parents! Unbelievable. Shame, shame, SC. Go here to support the efforts of SCALE.
Went speed-barhopping all o’er the Eastsiiide on Saturday with Caroline who blogs about all the good places in LA at Caroline on Crack but wanted some help on this side of town.
I’d tell you all about it, but, naturally, she’s already got a great post (and some great photos). I’ll provide the map below.
Thanks for the great service at Shortstop, Edison, The Hive Gallery, Cha Cha, Hard Times… Hyperion Tavern & Redwood – not so much…
Click on for the map… Continue reading “I DO Get Out Sometimes”
I was both honored and surprised to learn that The Small Print Project, a Web site I created as a class project, took second place in the Academic category at the University of Southern California’s annual Webfest.
They gave me a certificate at an awards banquet at which Mimi Ito gave a short presentation, and, I’ll even be receiving a cash award, believe it or not.
The project lives on although submissions are only trickling in at this point….
Thanks to Cory for his support on the project (which I did for the class he taught).