“He Is Alleging that The Attorney General For India Is Guilty Of Bench Fixing”: Read The Courtroom Exchange In Char Dham Road Project Case

first_imgTop Stories”He Is Alleging that The Attorney General For India Is Guilty Of Bench Fixing”: Read The Courtroom Exchange In Char Dham Road Project Case Mehal Jain13 May 2021 8:59 AMShare This – xThe Bench headed by Justice Vineet Saran has directed the Registry to place the papers before the Chief Justice of India for assignment of appropriate Bench to hear this matter.TheSupreme Court vacation bench headed by Justice Vineet Saran on Thursday required the papers in the Char Dham matter to be placed before the CJI for assignment to the appropriate bench.”The AG has submitted that because strategic border roads are to be constructed, the matter is urgent and should be taken up early. The request for further adjournment is accepted to the extent that the matter be listed on Tuesday and the papers be placed before the CJI for assignment of the matter to appropriate bench”, ordered the bench.Advertisement On Tuesday, the petitioner had prayed for a three weeks’ adjournment on account of COVID, which was strongly objected to by the Centre.It may be noted that last year, the Centre had moved an application for the modification of the order dated September 8, 2020 which was passed by a three Judge Bench headed by Justice Rohinton Nariman, in order to permit the Union of India to make roads with 10 mtrs tarred surface as opposed to the 5.5 mtrs as ordered by the Court. On Tuesday, the AG told the vacation bench, “By the original order of Justice Nariman’s bench (of September 8, 2020), they have refused to permit us to broaden the roads. But that is on the basis of a 2018 notification issued by the Ministry of Roads which said that the width should be 5.5 m. That notification mentions ‘hilly areas’ generally. Thereafter, the Ministry of Roads has amended its notification on December 15, 2020. The amended notification says that so far as the roads for defence purposes, which go right up to the Chinese border, are concerned, we have to broaden the roads to 7 m. It says that width has to be 7 m with 1.5 m paved shoulder on either side”Advertisement The vacation bench, also comprising Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, had on Tuesday asked SG Tushar Mehta to prepare a convenience compilation of all previous orders and relevant applications and documents in the matter so as to enable the vacation bench to ascertain what the orders say and if there is any interim stay on any construction activity.When the matter came up on Thursday, AG K. K. Venugopal voiced his objection to a written note filed by Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves, for the petitioner-organisation ‘Citizens for Green Doon’, praying that “the matter be placed before the regular bench for the reason that the Union of India is engaging in the most unfortunate activity of Bench avoidance”. It was contended by Mr. Gonsalves that when the bench headed by Justice Nariman was ready to proceed with the hearing in the matter, the Centre had sought adjournments and now it is pressing that the matter is urgent and needs to be heard expeditiously. He also countered the Centre’s submission that the instant issue involves questions of national security and concerns roads on the Indo-China border. He urged that the matter has nothing to do with “strategic border roads”.Advertisement Advertisement The following is the court-room exchange as it transpired on Thursday:”I am appearing for the Union of India. I strongly object to the statement in the written submissions filed by the petitioner that…”, began the AG.”We have not received any written submissions and we had not allowed Mr. Gonsalves to file any written submissions. We had only said that whatever orders have been passed can be filed. We have not received any written submissions and we don’t propose to receive any”, said the bench.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement “I sent a short written note last night…”, told Mr. Gonsalves.”We told you not to file any written submissions. We had requested you that whatever papers you want to rely upon maybe given to the SG so that he can add it in his convenience compilation”, said the bench.”There was no time at all. Originally, Your Lordships had set the hearing for Friday but it came to Thursday. At night, there was no time at all to share it. The court proceedings finished and then I was not in a position to get all those documents and give them to the SG in a night. So I extracted a note from the documents and that I sent last night”, explained Mr. Gonsalves.”You were not required to share anything. We had asked you to only tell the SG what papers you want to rely on, that should be there, so that he can include them in his convenience compilation. We only want to know about the documents already on record because we cannot wade through the records”, the bench told the senior advocate.”I have placed everything on record before Your Lordships…Mr. Gonsalves is always ready overnight whenever he wants to…”, said the SG. “I worked till late last night. I would request Your Lordships’ to hear my point of view”, pleaded Mr. Gonsalves.”We had said Friday because that is when we were supposed to sit originally. It was rescheduled to Thursday because of Eid. It was not only you who was put to inconvenience. It was only in the morning at 9:30 that I was informed by my secretary that the matter is today and not tomorrow”, said Justice Saran. “I have no problems with the bench sitting today. It is only that as my papers came from Uttarkashi, putting them together and giving them to the SG would have been an herculean task. So I made a note from those documents”, said the senior advocate.”We don’t have that note. When was it sent?”, asked the bench.”It was sent last evening at around 8:30 or 9 o’clock. This morning, I again WhatsApped it…There is a WhatsApp message and an email message. The court master may at once have it if Your Lordships tell him. It is hardly a four-page note”, replied Mr. Gonsalves. “You sent it very late. We got it very late. And only one of us got it. We had not asked you or permitted you to file written submissions. When you had said you will file a written note, we said ‘No, you file the documents only’. But, anyway, you have filed this written note…Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Attorney, you also look into this…We will fix this for Tuesday. We will ask the Chief Justice to nominate a bench. We will not list this before us”, said Justice Saran. The bench said that it shall post the matter for Tuesday and that it shall not list the matter before itself and would request the Chief Justice to nominate a bench.”Before Your Lordships leave the case, may I make a submission. I have an objection- Please look at the second paragraph in the written note where he says that ‘the matter be placed before the regular bench for the reason that the Union of India is engaging in the most unfortunate activity of Bench avoidance’… I was the person appearing for the Union of India! The allegation is that the Attorney General for India is guilty of bench-fixing? In this Hon’ble Court, these are the tactics to get rid of the bench? Such a thing is never done!”, advanced the AG.”Yesterday, the adjournment application said that papers are with the client and the client is not traceable. I knew it was a false statement. Nevertheless, I agreed”, added the SG.”So far as he is concerned, he is compounding his attempt to somehow or the other avoid this case. And they should not be permitted to do this! I take strong objection to this!”, continued the AG.”That is why he wanted to file the written note…Your Lordships may please examine what is the source of inspiration for doing all this when our country is building strategic roads! It is not just public interest but something else!”, commented the SG.The bench proceeded to dictate its order- “The AG has submitted that because strategic border roads are to be constructed, the matter is urgent and should be taken up early. The request for further adjournment is accepted to the extent that the matter be listed on Tuesday and the papers be placed before the CJI for assignment of the matter to appropriate bench””The strategic border roads are not a subject matter of this case. Strategic border roads are not in the sway at all!”, argued Mr. Gonsalves.”We have not said that it relates to strategic border roads. We have only said what the Attorney General has said. We are only saying that the Attorney is saying it is urgent. We have left to the Chief Justice to see whether he wishes to appoint a bench or not, whether it is urgent or not urgent…Leave it at that. The Chief justice will see”, assured the bench.”The Lieutenant General of the army has said on affidavit that he has been at the Chinese border and that they need the roads!”, submitted the AG.”This is totally misleading the Court. This has nothing to do with strategic border roads!”, pressed Mr. Gonsalves.”He says the note came from Uttarkashi? Everything is from lawyers’ office! This kind of misleading in the highest court of the country is not done!”, contended the SG.”And they speak of bench-fixing against the Attorney General and the Union of India. This has never been done by any lawyer”, said the AG.”You need something more than just public interest to come to this level! And that too against the Attorney General”, pressed the SG.”The bench (of Justice Nariman) was ready to hear. That time, they wanted six weeks’ adjournment when the bench was ready to hear! And when the bench changed, they suddenly showed up!”, contended Mr. Gonsalves.”We have only sent the matter to the Chief Justice to nominate a bench if he sees fit”, said the bench, closing the case.Click Here To Download The Order TagsSupreme Court Char Dham Road Project Justice Vineet Saran CJI NV Ramana Justice Dinesh Maheshwari #Colin Gonsalves #AG KK Venugopal #Justice Nariman #Chinese border Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Race-based Harvard admissions case moves step closer to Supreme Court

first_imgrabbit75_ist/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A federal appeals court has found no federal civil rights violation in Harvard’s admissions process, in a ruling that upholds a district court decision and puts the case “on track” to head to the U.S. Supreme Court.“The district court did not clearly err in finding that Harvard did not intentionally discriminate against Asian Americans,” the appellate panel said.A nonprofit, Students for Fair Admissions, sued Harvard in 2014 alleging the Ivy League school discriminated against Asian American students, who the group said are admitted at a lower rate than students of other racial groups.The group’s lawsuit alleged Asian American applicants had better academic records but lower personal ratings than Black and Hispanic students. The U.S. government joined in arguing Harvard engages in unlawful racial balancing.Harvard said it considered race only in the way allowed by the Supreme Court, and the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed.“The district court properly concluded that Harvard does not utilize quotas and does not engage in racial balancing,” the decision said.“The issue before us is whether Harvard’s limited use of race in its admissions process in order to achieve diversity in the period in question is consistent with the requirements of Supreme Court precedent. There was no error.”Students for Fair Admissions said the lawsuit is now on track to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.“Today’s decision once again finds that Harvard’s admissions policies are consistent with Supreme Court precedent, and lawfully and appropriately pursue Harvard’s efforts to create a diverse campus that promotes learning and encourages mutual respect and understanding in our community. As we have said time and time again, now is not the time to turn back the clock on diversity and opportunity,” a Harvard spokeswoman said in a statement to ABC News.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Consistent multidecadal variability in global temperature reconstructions and simulations over the Common Era.

first_imgMultidecadal surface temperature changes may be forced by natural as well as anthropogenic factors, or arise unforced from the climate system. Distinguishing these factors is essential for estimating sensitivity to multiple climatic forcings and the amplitude of the unforced variability. Here we present 2,000-year-long global mean temperature reconstructions using seven different statistical methods that draw from a global collection of temperature-sensitive palaeoclimate records. Our reconstructions display synchronous multidecadal temperature fluctuations that are coherent with one another and with fully forced millennial model simulations from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 across the Common Era. A substantial portion of pre-industrial (1300–1800 CE) variability at multidecadal timescales is attributed to volcanic aerosol forcing. Reconstructions and simulations qualitatively agree on the amplitude of the unforced global mean multidecadal temperature variability, thereby increasing confidence in future projections of climate change on these timescales. The largest warming trends at timescales of 20 years and longer occur during the second half of the twentieth century, highlighting the unusual character of the warming in recent decades.last_img read more

Marin lifts Southern Utah over San Diego Christian 109-50

first_img Associated Press Tags: Dre Marin/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Dre Marin scored a career-high 21 points as Southern Utah extended its home win streak to 11 games, easily beating San Diego Christian 109-50.Dee Barnes and Harrison Butler each added 14 points for Southern Utah. Tevian Jones had 10 points, and Damani McEntire had a career-high 10 rebounds plus seven points.Southern Utah dominated the first half and led 54-21 at halftime.Teyden Gause had 20 points for the Hawks. Jermaine Camacho-Small added 17 points. Written by February 9, 2021 /Sports News – Local Marin lifts Southern Utah over San Diego Christian 109-50last_img read more

Postdoctoral Associate

first_imgSummaryA postdoctoral position is available through Baylor College ofMedicine at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute(NRI), Houston, Texas, USA. Combining behavioral,neurophysiological, pharmacological, and immunohistochemicalapproaches, our research focuses on the cognition, motor function,and related neural network activities in transgenic mouse models ofdevelopmental neurological diseases (see Hao et al, Nature, 2015;Lu et al., Neuron, 2016; Pohodich et al., eLIFE, 2018).Job PurposeThis NIH-founded position will conduct the preclinical studies inthe transgenic mouse models of Rett syndrome and CDKL5 disorder.Deep brain stimulation and other techniques are employed tocharacterize the benefits on memory and motor deficits.Multidisciplinary approaches are used to dissect the underlyingmechanisms.For more information about the lab and the PI, please visit:https://www.bcm.edu/people/view/jianrong-tang-ph-d/b1900557-ffed-11e2-be68-080027880ca6 Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.957CA; CH; PD Job ResponsibilitiesSuccessful candidate will be expected to work independently todevelop and execute original research, and possess a strong passionto drive and conduct research. The Postdoctoral Associate will havethe ability to work and support interdisciplinary researches insmall lab groups as well as to work collaboratively across labs.S/he will be able to interact with leading experts inelectrophysiology, mouse behavior, genetics, and benefit fromexceptional core facilities and a very collaborativeenvironment.Minimum QualificationsPh.D. in neuroscienceDemonstrate a solid publication record and evidence ofexcellent skills/experience in invivo and/or in vitroelectrophysiology.last_img read more

OUSU backs decriminalisation of sex work

first_imgKelley’s motion at OUSU Council comes off the back of a move by Amnesty International, a prominent human rights group, to urge decriminalisation of prostitution worldwide, which has proven controversial for them. Though Amnesty International argues that the stigma surrounding prostitution serves as a barrier to stopping abuse, human trafficking and the spread of sexually transmitted infections like HIV, the group has received significant backlash from antitrafficking organisations.In an open letter on 22nd July, which has attracted thousands of signatures from human rights activists, prominent academics and Hollywood celebrities, the Coalition Against Trafficking Women wrote that Amnesty International’s position “flies in the face of [its] historical reputation”.The group writes, “Growing evidence shows the catastrophic effects of decriminalisation of the sex trade. The German government, for example, which deregulated the industry of prostitution in 2002, has found that the sex industry was not made safer for women after the enactment of its law. Instead, the explosive growth of legal brothels in Germany has triggered an increase in sex trafficking.”Actress Lena Dunham said on Twitter, “While there are clearly sex workers by choice, the majority globally are there because of poverty, homelessness etc. Aka lack of choice.”Two case studies of countries that have legalized and regulated prostitution seem to teach greatly different lessons. While Kelley wrote in her motion that “decriminalisation is a deterrent against violence, as has been shown by New Zealand, a country in which sex workers have the ability to screen clients,” the Netherlands has seen what CATW describe as “an exponential increase in sexual trafficking” since it legalised sex work in 2000.A spokesperson from the radical feminist group Oxford Radfems told Cherwell, “We are dismayed that OUSU have gone against the interests of women’s safety and security and instead have passed this motion.“Decriminalising the sex industry would be a disaster for the welfare of prostitutes – this has already been shown in countries where prostitution has been decriminalised, including Holland and Germany, where sex trafficking has grown massively. “OUSU chose today not to listen to the voices of women who are being silenced in this debate, but listen instead to a largely white panel of highly privileged students, most of whom will never experience the realities of prostitution, an industry that has systematically repressed women for centuries.“We urge students whose views were not heard today to speak up and speak out against this motion.”Neither Kelley nor Delaney replied to request for comment when contacted. On Wednesday 25th November, Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) passed “#PledgeDecrim”, a motion at Council resolving “to support and campaign for the full decriminalisation of sex work” and “campaign against any attempt to introduce the Nordic model [of sex work]”, a set of laws implemented in countries such as Sweden, Norway, and Northern Ireland, into the rest of the UK.The motion, proposed by OUSU Women’s Campaign Officer, Stephanie Kelley, and seconded by Lucy Delaney, OUSU’s Vice President for Women, also included a resolution “to campaign particularly for the rights of student sex workers, including mandating Sabbatical Officers to advocate on behalf of sex workers’ interests to the University,” as well as offer support to any student who comes out privately as a sex worker.Cherwell understands that the motion received over 60 votes in favour, four against and nine abstentions. Writing that “sex work is work: it is the exchange of money for a form of labour,” Kelley’s motion relied on the notions that sex workers should have the right to engage in prostitution, and that it would be safest for them if sex work were fully decriminalised.Kelley notes that “criminalisation of sex work is a safety and health issue” and that “criminal laws threaten sex workers’ access to health and social services, and expose them to violence, discrimination, and arbitrary arrest.”Currently, the sale of sex is not illegal in the United Kingdom, but pimping, solicitation in a public space, and brothels (defined as two or more sex workers working together) are. Kelley points out that current law prohibits many practices a sex worker might use to keep safe; for example, the ban on solicitation drives women into more isolated areas.An alternative to current UK law is the Nordic model, which Kelley roundly condemns. Under it, the sale of sex is held to be legal, but its purchase is illegal – an attempt to protect the workers while also reducing sex trafficking.In November 2014, MP Fiona Mactaggart proposed an amendment to the Modern Slavery Act based on the Nordic model.The amendment would have made it a crime to pay for sex, while also legalising solicitation and requiring the Home Office to help women leave the prostitution industry if they wanted to get out of it. However, the amendment was dropped prior to passage of the Modern Slavery Act in March 2015.last_img read more

Spend The Next 36 Minutes With Phish’s Glorious ‘Tahoe Tweezer’

first_imgOn an unassuming night at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s in Stateline, NV, the band Phish laid down what was, and still is, their best jam of the 3.0 era. Now known as the “Tahoe Tweezer,” the performance not only introduced the call-and-response “woo”-ing to Phish crowds, but remains one of the most cohesive sessions in all of Phish’s history.Coming on the second night of a two night run, Phish opened their second set with “Tweezer” and never looked back. The song moves from a funk jam into ambient territory, before new ideas take the band members on various musical journeys. The jam gets dark at times, light at others, and does a great job featuring all four members to create something wholly larger than the sum of its parts.Considering that this one improvised piece of music helped launch the career of pianist Holly Bowling (who transcribed the entire thing for piano), it’s safe to say that the song truly lives up to its hype. Woo! Without further ado, on its third anniversary, enjoy the famed “Tahoe Tweezer” heard ’round the world.[Video courtesy of madpicken]Setlist: Phish at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s, Stateline, NV – 7/31/13Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Camel Walk, Sparkle > Back on the Train, It’s Ice > Brian and Robert, Yarmouth Road, Kill Devil Falls, Lawn Boy, Ocelot, StashSet 2: Tweezer[1] > Tela > Twist > Architect > Bouncing Around the Room > Run Like an Antelope[1]Encore: Julius > Tweezer Reprise[1][1] Included call and response “Wooo” with the crowdNotes: Tweezer, Antelope, and Tweezer Reprise included a call and response with crowd cheering back “Wooooo.”last_img read more

Wilco Brings Schmilco To The Beacon For Night Three Of Four [Photos]

first_imgWilco, currently on their Schmilco World Tour, played their third of four nights at the Beacon Theatre on Tuesday night in New York City with support from Jake Xerxes Fussell. Sprinkling in new tunes from their 2016 Schmilco release, the Chicago-based rock band also included some of the career-spanning favorites, like “Jesus, etc.” “Heavy Metal Drummer,” “California Stars,” and more in their delivery of a 27-song setlist. With a double encore, fans of Wilco are left with only one more night of their music at the Beacon Theatre.Photographer Stephen Olker was there to capture the glory, which you can enjoy in the gallery below.Setlist: Wilco | The Beacon Theatre | NYC | 3/21/17Set: On and On and On, Normal American Kids, If I Ever Was A Child, Cry All Day, I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, Art Of Almost, She’s A Jar, Misunderstood, Someone To Lose, Reservations, Impossible Germany, Jesus, etc., We Aren’t The World (Safety Girl), Laminated Cat (Loose Fur Cover), Via Chicago, Locator, Heavy Metal Drummer, I’m The Man Who Loves You, Hummingbird, The Late GreatsE: I’m Always In Love, Random Name Generator, Box Full of Letters, Monday, Outtasite (Outta Mind)E2: California Stars, Forget The Flowers Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Radically rethinking education

first_imgJust as Amazon has gone from selling books to exploring package delivery by drone, higher education in the digital age is radically rethinking the models by which it delivers its content, the leader of a higher education technology association told a Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) audience on Wednesday.The upshot is that more and more people across the world will be engaged by education in ways previously unimagined, said Diana Oblinger, president and CEO of EDUCAUSE, and a Dean’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the School.“It’s higher education in the connected age, where we can connect with anyone and anything, anytime,” she said.Oblinger spoke on “The Digital Ecosystem and Higher Education’s Future” as part of the Askwith Forum series at the School. Joining her at Longfellow Hall to discuss the issue was Christopher Dede, Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at HGSE.Under Oblinger’s leadership, EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit that advances higher education through information technology, has increased its membership to 2,400 colleges, universities, and corporations. Oblinger said EDUCAUSE’s online events reach 20,000 participants annually.Oblinger launched the Next Generation Learning Challenges program, which, with the support of such organizations as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation, has awarded nearly $55 million in grants toward applied technology in schools to boost college readiness. She most recently edited “Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies,” which spotlights the ways in which new educational models made possible by advances in technology enable more learners to be reached, with greater impact.Christopher Dede, Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, discusses the role of information technology in higher education. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerAt the Askwith Forum, Oblinger described the technology-driven revolution that is transforming college.She cited a new application called zSpace, a desktop virtual-reality platform with stylus and eyewear, which turns using a computer into a 3-D exercise. “If you were studying anatomy, you could look at [2-D] images or have this immersive experience,” she said. “Which one do you think is the more engaging?”New simulation- or gamelike learning spaces — echoing the SimCity video game — will deepen learning by placing students in complex environments in which they can track data while interacting with others, she said. In the “digital ecosystem” of the future, she said, expect to see “more and more of these gaming environments — probably more accurately termed ‘experiential learning spaces’ — because they do situate you in a very immersive, engaging kind of experience.”Oblinger drew on the Amazon analogy to describe the “radically different” alternative models that are changing assumptions of how education is delivered.She cited the new Minerva Project, which offers a liberal arts education to students using an online learning platform. The for-profit venture aims to offer an accredited education at the relatively low cost of $10,000 a year, admitting all students who qualify. “Rather than having the campus experience, students are buying into the notion that they will have a global experience,” she said.“Five years from now, 10 years from now, 20 years from now, how many of the people in this room might opt for a different kind of education?” she asked. “How many students around the world from places that can’t come here will have a very high-quality education because you can mix and match components in a different way?”She spoke of working learners, or “plate-spinners,” who juggle work and children and need education for their life and job, and who constitute a market three times as large as the traditional post-secondary education market.College for America, a branch of Southern New Hampshire University, was designed to serve people who are working on factory floors or in entry-level corporate jobs, she said. Under this model, she said, the college recruits not students but employers, who buy seats for their workers. Teaching is done at the workplace, with coaches. The pricing is $2,500 for “all you can eat” in a certain period of time.“The first graduate of this program was a guy who was older, a factory worker in a Slim Jim plant,” she said. “He received his associate’s degree by working really, really hard for three months. That’s an affordable education for someone we might not ever have been able to reach with some other programs.” The employer, meanwhile, creates “a workplace that’s full of opportunity rather than one that has a revolving door.”She also touched on MOOCs, or massive open online courses, describing a master’s program in computer science offered by Georgia Tech as “an interesting marriage between massive and intensive.” The master’s program, offered for $7,000 with an open-admission policy for anyone qualified, currently has 2,300 students, many of them “very impressive” and doing work in artificial intelligence and other innovative fields. The student-teacher ratio is 200-1, “so they have a lot of T.A.s,” she said. “The real action is in problem-solving and mentored learning.”In the “changing ecosystem of higher education,” Oblinger said, “it’s not either/or. There are a lot of different niches where different kinds of programs are emerging.”Oblinger was asked to predict how the higher ed “digital ecosystem” might look in a decade.“I think it will be a highly immersive environment,” she said. “The place where I put the emphasis would be on the connectedness of the environment. ‘In class’ is being connected to ‘out of class,’ the physical to the virtual, the student who is in school to someone who is out of school. Literally anything and everything is connected.“It’s not just about digital. We are all present, and you’ve got millions of minds in the world. It’s higher education in the connected age, where we can connect with anyone and anything, anytime, for different purposes,” she said. “If we’re smart about how to marry the digital with the best of what we do face-to-face, education will move to a new level for everyone.”last_img read more

Culturalist Challenge! Who Should Play Cher in the Clueless Musical?

first_img View Comments The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. We’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday.Last week, we were so excited about the release of Magic Mike XXL, we asked you to rank the Broadway studs you’d love to see headline the forthcoming musical version of Magic Mike. The results are in, and Hedwig hunk Darren Criss came out on top! This week, after hearing the news that the Clueless musical is definitely in the works, we started dreaming about stars who could play Valley girl Cher in the new adaptation. Broadway.com Features Editor Lindsay Champion posted her top 10 picks here!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the next episode of The Broadway.com Show!last_img read more