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Dan Johnson
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Attended Purdue University
Lives in Urbana, IL, US
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Hermes is still less than a year old and fascinated with water. I decided to find out if he'd like to play in the tub.
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EveryCat knows tub water is the BEST water! :D
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Sleepy Hermes 
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Very good response from Robert Easter:
 
Robert Easter, president of UIUC sends a note about our students behaving badly the other day: (article at buzzfeed on original issue--http://www.buzzfeed.com/regajha/after-being-denied-a-snow-day-university-of-illinois-student)

January 29, 2014


This is a time for reflection. Actions and words of some of the members of the University of Illinois have brought disgrace to the institution. The response to an operational decision that kept the Urbana campus open during this week’s cold wave has brought unflattering and unwelcome attention to the University of Illinois. Thoughtless, mean-spirited, racist, and sexist comments by a handful in our community have put our University in the national spotlight for the worst possible reasons.

Some might argue that the broad support that poured in after those hateful remarks were posted shows that online communication is self-policing and therefore no more needs to be said.

But as an institution of higher education, we have the opportunity -- and the obligation -- to use this unfortunate series of events as a “teachable” moment. No one is entitled to go to the University of Illinois. Every student should think of it as a privilege. The reason students are admitted is because we think they have the potential to contribute to our efforts to mold citizens for our state and our country. We live in a multicultural democracy, and our first objective is not simply to produce great engineers, thoughtful philosophers, or great artists, but rather citizens for our country. We have failed in that effort if we produce students who think that the strongest form of argument is a personal attack.

We embrace an open dialogue; in fact, we created structures to support it -- faculty Senates, student governments, and public comment periods at every Board of Trustees meeting. The University is about dialogue and discourse. At the University, the ability to question and disagree with decisions is an accepted right. However, the quality of that discourse is diminished by personal attacks, sexist statements, or racist comments. These have no place in our community.

Civil discourse may be defined in many different ways, but we paraphrase the 17th century philosopher John Locke in saying that it means communicating thoughts and ideas by words which support the common good. Our expectation for our University community is that we all engage in civil discourse in our treatment of others.

It is not only what is right. It is what the world expects of the University of Illinois.

Christopher G. Kennedy
Chairman, University of Illinois Board of Trustees

Robert A. Easter
President, University of Illinois
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The frost was thick on many things yesterday morning.
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Yes, we like to play with toys at our house. :D
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Like your DoF on this one...
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A single sentence shows what a difference 170 years can make. 
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That reminds me… I need to re-read some Wells It's been too many decades.
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Two "sun dogs" (parhelia) visible on a frigid morning in Urbana, Illilnois. [3-exposure HDR bracket tonemapped with Luminance HDR]
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I've seen this while in flight a few times. It's so spectacular just above a solid cloud blanket.
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@RelUnrelated, Web Architect, 3D Modeler, Cancer Patient
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  • ALCOA
    Security Officer, 1985 - 1995
  • Digital Media Group
    Web Developer, 1996 - 1997
  • SEO Workers
    Web Architect & Senior SEO Technician, 2000 - 2009
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Urbana, IL, US
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Tolono, IL - Champaign, IL - Clarks Hill, IN - West Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN - South Bend, IN
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Doing my best to handle anything that comes my way.
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I'm an avowed computer geek and atheist who has a nice Ubuntu Linux network at home for myself and my wife. I live in central Illinois where I'm currently getting through treatments for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Life is good, even with things like that. I'm on Twitter as @RelUnrelated

I create 3D models for Google Earth using Sketchup. I provide consulting expertise to search engine optimization companies.
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Surviving Cancer
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