Friday, June 4

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Walmart is partnering with American Public University, a nationally and regionally accredited online university, (think -- community college on steroids), to help workers earn college degrees. They will even be able to get some credit for education acquired in the context of their Walmart work. This is a great opportunity and a bellwether. Expect to see more university-corporate partnerships of this nature. APU is a private for-profit school. ~ Wall Street Journal | Memo from Walmart corporate

Walmart expects to add over 500,000 employees in the next five years. ~ Reuters

"'The Mighty Uke': A Musical Underdog Makes A Comeback" Insight: "The uke is easy to play, but not easy to play well." ~ NPR

"A record 14.6% of all new marriages in the United States in 2008 were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity from one another. This includes marriages between a Hispanic and non-Hispanic (Hispanics are an ethnic group, not a race) as well as marriages between spouses of different races -- be they white, black, Asian, American Indian or those who identify as being of multiple races or 'some other' race." ~ Pew Research

"Why Latinos (and African-Americans) have concerns about their fellow Evangelicals" -- Yes. ~ Fr Ernesto Obregon

Pitcher Armando Galarraga's response to umpire Jim Joyce's erroneous call is a far greater achievement and will have more of an impact than a perfect game.

Google's corporate culture has made it easy to add apiculture. They've added beehives to the Googleplex. ~ Google Blog
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