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Interesting article on higher education in France: " at France’s open-enrollment public universities, the dropout and failure rate after the first year is close to 50 percent". Makes me think about dropout rate for MOOcs, entry barriers and their effect on commitment, etc. Thought-provoking contrast to US system.
In this series, an American in Paris pits the French welfare state against the U.S. market economy in five key categories: childbirth and health care, preschool, higher education, immigration, and shopping. Read all the entries in the series here. Are you a planner or a dreamer? Professionally speaking, which would you...
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Nice blog post from Steven Chang previewing our fothcoming CSCW paper featuring an analysis of Pinterest data: http://grouplens.org/social-curation-in-pinterest-specialization-homophily-and-gender/
As the third-largest English-language social network behind Facebook and Twitter, Pinterest has surpassed Reddit, Digg, and others to become the world’s most popular social curation site. Despite t...
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i am in chines class and I just love to sing this song! it boats my imagination!   

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Interesting article about Yahoo's continued effort to expand their research. I don't know Marissa Mayer at all, but it's really cool that she thinks this is the way for Yahoo to succeed. Also cool that the article prominently features Ron Brachman, my old boss and friend.
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i am learning this song for class , and i love it! 

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Awesome article about what Havey Mudd College has done to vastly increase the number of women majoring in Computer Science.

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/a-campus-champion-for-women-in-computer-science-09222011.html
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I totally agree with you... there are multiple causes, and we should know the weight of each one. Personally, I'd bet that "programming is a tool for another problem" is the most significant factor.
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