Texas dean quits over campus carry laws

Frederick Steiner, University of Texas School of Architecture dean, is leaving over concerns about the state’s campus carry law, which goes into effect in August. This son of a Marine who grew up hunting says there’s no place for guns on campus. He’ll start on July 1 as dean at University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where guns …

The importance of high-resource neighborhoods

The Dean of Literary Journalism, Malcolm Gladwell, has a piece in the latest New Yorker, Starting Over, that explores what happened to families and individuals who were forced to leave New Orleans after Katrina. We just observed the tenth anniversary of that awful storm, and the story contains some surprising observations. This is some of …

Your television is killing you.

Made you look! OK, in fact, binge-watching television shows (which some of us may have indulged in during the recent bad weather) is tied to depression and loneliness, according to a new University of Texas at Austin study. Because binge-watching is such a new phenomenon, this is one of the first studies of its kind. …