Question by ~sethisto~ .: What is going on with all the business and government leaders meeting at the hotel in Virginia?
Apparently they’re kicking guests out, rejecting reservations, and even putting up machine gun nests around the hotel compound. All of this is for some meeting of corporate and government leaders from North America and Western Europe. Any one know why they are taking so many precautions?
WVU student leaders are taking a light-hearted, but serious stand around the senseless couch burnings that some students have been known to engage in. In this tongue-in-cheek video that is being pushed out to students — by students — WVU’s Student Government Association is putting it bluntly: “Save a couch,” don’t burn one.” Couches are meant for sitting, sleeping and studying on – even for finding spare change — but not for burning. So, just don’t do it. Celebrate legally and responsibly after any big Mountaineer victory — or similarly, act with class in defeat. Video Rating: 2 / 5
Eben Moglen speaks to YASSSU at the Re:Publica conference in Berlin in May 2012 about the threat centralized networks like Facebook and Google impose in terms of freedom of speech and government surveillance. Eben Moglen is a professor of law and legal history at Columbia University, and is the founder, Director-Counsel and Chairman of Software Freedom Law Center, whose client list includes numerous pro bono clients, such as the Free Software Foundation. Moglen started out as a computer programming language designer and then received his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College in 1980, where he won the Hicks Prize for Literary Criticism. In 1985, he received a Master of Philosophy in history and a JD from Yale University. He has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, Tel Aviv University and the University of Virginia since 1987. He was a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall (1986–87 term). He joined the faculty of Columbia Law School in 1987, and was admitted to the New York bar in 1988. He received a Ph.D. in history from Yale University in 1993. Moglen serves as a director of the Public Patent Foundation. Moglen was part of Philip Zimmermann’s defense team, when Zimmermann was being investigated over the export of Pretty Good Privacy, a public key encryption system, under US export laws. In 2003 he received the EFF Pioneer Award. In February 2005, he founded the Software Freedom Law Center. Video Rating: 4 / 5
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Attendees at today’s GCC Center for Workforce and Community Education Government Contracting Seminar heard a keynote speech by U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman this morning and are now are in sessions on Small Business Contracting Procedures, Mentorship, Teaming and Subcontracting and Business Development and Networking.