April 17, 2004

900 students from the University of New Mexico will be "storming" Albuquerque today for an event called "Spring Storm". And, guess what? It's not anti-war, it's not even political. The Daily Lobo reports that "Spring Storm is a day dedicated to community service around the city, according to Saraswati Khalsa, assistant director of Community Experience, the ASUNM executive agency that coordinates the event." 78 organizations and departments have signed up as well.
The current crop of college students is just miles -- and generations -- away from the self-indulgent whiners of the sixties.
And I know because I was one of them!

If your going to be flying soon, and you're nervous about it, you'll be happy to know that Popular Science online (PMZone) has an article entitled "How To Survive An Airplane Crash".
Sample tip: Stay low if the plane is on fire Yipes!

If you're in college, or working on yor Masters' degree, as I will be in September - if the good Lord's willing - then there's good news for you from Google. The Indiana Digital Student reports that www.Google.com has announced it will be adding a new feature for result sorting. Alongside 15 other universities, IU-Purdue University Indianapolis will be adding its collections of scholarly papers to the bank.
Students who often find themselves frustrated by sifting through irrelevant results when doing a paper or project will now be able to research more easily.
Google is currently testing the addition to its search engine, but if all goes well, it could be up for use in a few months, said Mackenzie Smith, associate director of technology for MIT's libraries.
"If it makes student access easier," Gonsoroski said, "then it's a good thing."
As a daily Google user, and a soon-to-be student, I can't wait.

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