Weekly Roundup: Dec. 1, 2011

School Bus

Blackboard is ubiquitous on college campuses these days–I used it constantly during my days at Georgetown and it was the one network where professors and students used it with almost equal fervor in my experience. So I was surprised to read about a tutor who was fired at Central Michigan University for using the service to schedule a meeting with other tutors over his concerns about the program. Not surprisingly, he’s planning to sue.

A PR firm in Arizona lost a contract with the Special Olympics after one of the partners tweeted about a local sports teams’ fans as “midgets” who posed “marketing challenges.” While he wasn’t referring specifically to the S.O., they didn’t take kindly to his poorly worded insult and ended their relationship with the firm, stat.

Photo by ImageMDToday’s image is related to school because there were some serious lessons learned in this week.


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