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In October, the University of North Carolina released an internal report detailing widespread academic fraud. The report, however, was not the end of trouble for UNC, or for the NCAA. In January of this year, two former UNC student athletes filed suit against both UNC and the NCAA related to the academic fraud.
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Taylor Swift removed her entire music catalogue from Spotify. A few months later, Jay-Z bought a Swedish music streaming service for $56 million. If streaming services and record companies didn’t rush to the war room, it wasn’t for lack of notice. Clearly change was coming.
On Monday, Jay-Z announced the launch of Tidal, [...]Continue Reading →
Revolution or Ruse: Wu-Tang Clan’s 88-Year Hold on the Commercial Release of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin
On March 26, 2015 By Katherine Dutcher March 26, 2015
The Wu-Tang Clan’s latest—and perhaps last—collective musical endeavor has been six years in the making, will be sold exclusively to one (very wealthy) buyer, and will only be released commercially after 88 years. Anyone reading this now will likely never see that day. Why such extremes? “Art is extreme,” group leader RZA says. “For [...]Continue Reading →
On March 18, 2015 By Ryan Dewey March 19, 2015
Congress took another step this week in ensuring that we all have safe rides home on Saturday nights. A group of Congressional Democrats penned a letter to the CEOs of Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft demanding that the companies require their drivers to undergo more thorough background checks. This letter comes in the wake of [...]Continue Reading →
As technology becomes increasingly pervasive in everyday life, politics is no exception. In 2008, President Obama’s campaign harnessed data in an unprecedented way. He created a digital apparatus that harnessed the power of social media and other emerging digital mediums. Following that unprecedented use of technology in 2008, many campaigns focused their [...]Continue Reading →
On Sunday, January 25, the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards honored the film ‘Birdman’ with the most coveted award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Best Ensemble). Since Sunday, the film has attracted immense attention but people are talking about more than just the award. It appears that the Worldview [...]Continue Reading →
On February 4, 2015 By Daniel Rheiner February 2, 2015
Last year, when Comcast announced its plan to purchase Time Warner Cable, the deal came under heavy scrutiny from consumer advocates. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, one of the Senate’s most liberal members, called the proposed deal “a disaster.” In a letter to the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the [...]Continue Reading →
On February 3, 2015 By Thomas Hayden February 2, 2015
In mid-February, Airbnb will begin to collect hotel taxes in four more cities: Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Jose, and Amsterdam. The short-term home rental service has been collecting taxes in Portland, Oregon and San Francisco for about a year now.
The company allows users to list their home for rent for any amount of [...]Continue Reading →
On October 2, 2014 By Sara Whaley October 2, 2014
Former minor-league player Garrett Broshuis has filed a lawsuit on behalf of several dozen former minor-league players against Major League Baseball (MLB) and its 30 teams. Broshuis contends that the MLB is “simply not living up to its legal obligations” in regards to state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws. Last year’s average [...]Continue Reading →
On September 3, 2014 By Katherine Dutcher January 14, 2015
The ALS Association has put a damper on the wildly successful “Ice Bucket Challenge” fundraiser after filing applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office in an attempt to trademark the contest’s title. Given that the viral campaign began well before the ALSA became involved, public response to the trademark claims was swift [...]Continue Reading →
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