Kevin Garrity

Commentary: A whale of a problem

It was terribly sad to hear the news about Dawn Brancheau, the SeaWorld whale trainer who was drowned by one of the show’s orcas last week. It’s hard to imagine what her family is going through at this moment.

Classified, administrative staff push for equity salary increase

The Budget Advisory Task Force is considering a proposal to increase the annual salary of classified employees and administrative/professional employees by $3,000 and $2,400 per year, respectively.

Jason Neidleman on health care, Coldplay

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason Neidleman has recently started a new faculty reading group to try and create more academic dialogue among professors. I caught up with him to discuss the group’s purpose as well as his take on the health care debate and what’s playing on his iPod.

CPAC auditions as a comedy show

C-SPAN isn’t usually synonymous with laugh out loud comedy, despite what Jon Stewart is able to do with it, but the annual Conservative Political Action Conference might have made a run at next year’s Emmy for Best Old Comedy.

Newt Gingrich talks leadership at Claremont lecture

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke about leadership during a time of change last week before a crowd of about 600 students and community members at Scripps College’s Garrison Theater in Claremont.

Let ’em filibuster

In President Obama’s first State of the Union address he resembled the candidate who was swept into office last November.

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