Site ColumnsBy Caillan
July 6, 2003 - 11:33 AM
The Boston Globe has an article on star professors and the "celebrification of academia". (Note to self: must remember to use "celebrification" more in daily conversation.)
Universities are competiting for academics who are able to appeal to that unknown quantity - the "general reader" - and thus attract media attention, and most importantly, funding. But since the universities often have to pay through the roof to secure these stars in the academic firmament, fees are on the rise at several institutions.
Whatever your opinions on the topic, the article makes a fascinating read.
Trek BBS Today
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items in early July, 2001:
- Script Review Reveals 'Enterprise' Character Details
A new review of the "Broken Bow" script appeared online at Ain't It Cool News. After reading the script, 'Hercules' was full of enthusiasm for the show's cast of characters. "You can never tell from a pilot script," he said, "but the central relationships between Archer, TíPol and Tucker are compelling and evolve gracefully, and the show's set of supporting characters might turn out to be the best to grace a Trek series."
- Curry Says 'Enterprise' Sets Are 'Incredible'
Visual effects producer Dan Curry raved about the Enterprise sets during a panel at the Visual Effects Society festival. "The Enterprise sets will be the most incredible sets done for any TV show," he said.
- Beltran: Writers Didn't Care About Voyager
In an interview with Starburst, Robert Beltran (Chakotay) criticised the writers for the lack of vision in Voyager's final season. "I was very disappointed," he said. "[...] From mid season onwards I kept waiting for them to start making a move towards wrapping up some of these story arcs, but they didn't."
More news can be found in the archives.
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