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December 2016

"North Carolina Releases NCAA's Third, Yes Third, Notice of Allegations In Academic Fraud Case"

Good summary of the recent development. Key paragraph:

This debacle has been going on for over half a decade and still no end is in sight. What is mystifying is the NCAA sending out three notices, adding, deleting and then reinserting allegations when candidly this case is not as complicated as many are making it out to be. It is academic fraud, it is extra benefits provided to athletes, and all of it was done in an attempt to keep (primarily) football and men's basketball athletes eligible to gain a competitive advantage. It is major NCAA violations. This is not a shocking scenario. Schools have been doing this for years and will continue to do it unless faculty take charge of its role as guardians of the curriculum, but I digress.

My family's musical tastes

As noted here recently, I was glad to learn that there's a label for the modern music I most like--other than "I know it when I hear it"--"heartland rock". I invited my family to submit their labels.

My older daughter said her tastes accord roughly with "indie folk".

My younger daughter said hers accord pretty well with "Modern Songs That Sound Like the 1980s".

My wife hasn't submitted a label yet, but she probably doesn't need to. "Van and Bruce (and maybe CSN)" will probably do.