ASK NOT exposes the tangled political battles that led to DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) and examines the societal shifts that have occurred since its 1993 passage. Since the law’s implementation, more than 12,000 personnel have been discharged including linguists and others whose skills are critical to military operations. In ASK NOT, current and veteran gay soldiers reveal how the policy has affected them during their tours of duty as they struggle to maintain a double life, uncertain of whom they can trust.  (From the http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/asknot/film.html)

You can access this video at Koerner Library.

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Just in time for the start of the term, this month’s issue of The Psychologist, the official publication of the British Psychological Association, has a feature by the research editor listing and explaining nine research-validated strategies, ideas and habits for new undergraduates.

(from the BPS Research Digest blog)

One of the the Economist blogs has a great little entry about why the United States is simultaneously suffering from having too many engineers and too few… A few interesting quotes: …engineering is an “up or out” profession: you either move up the ladder or face unemployment …Why would any company hire a computer programmer […]

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