Our Morning Roundup: Gay Momentum & Stagnetti’s Revenge
*PRETTY SOON THEY MIGHT START REPRODUCING: After victories in Iowa and Vermont, "[gay] momentum...could spill into other states," the New York Times speculates. Closer to home, the D.C. Council voted resoundingly to recognize same-sex marriages from other states. Jason Cherkis has some comments on that, as well as some intriguing internal polling, here.
*Marc Fisher wants U.D.C. to "raise its game" by adopting University President Allen Sessoms' proposal to bifurcating the university into a two-year community college alongside a reinvigorated, competitive four-year college:
For too long, UDC has been a high school–even a middle school–in disguise, with college professors scrambling to teach basic algebra and even some arithmetic, as well as reading comprehension and other foundational lessons to students who were simply passed through the D.C. public schools.
Would such a reorg mean even more hikes for the four-years set? No word yet.
* D.C. Police report that James Duncan of the 2200 block of Sherman Ave. NW is missing:
Mr. Duncan was last seen at approximately 4:00 pm, on Thursday, March 26, 2009 in the 2200 block of Sherman Avenue, NW. Mr. Duncan is described as a dark complexioned black male, 5’6” tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.
*The Washinton Times blushes to report that "hundreds of students" gathered for a screening of Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge in UMD College Park's Susquehanna Hall on Monday, defying squeamish Maryland lawmakers who'd threatened to withdraw $424 million in state funding. Students defended the screening, citing the film's "educational" content and the fact that Stagnetti really got a bum deal the first time around.
*Prince of Petworth just really liked this sky.
Photograph above: "Tehran Sky" by Hamed Saber