In Defense of a High-Quality, Public Education
Keynote address to the graduating class of the Multidisciplinary Studies Department at Stony Brook University.
Stony Brook University, May 21, 2010
Old Meets New: The Meaning of Tradition
Keynote address to the first class of the new journalism school at Stony Brook University.
Stony Brook University, April 25, 2007
A VERY SPECIAL CLIP
Travel Review: Ohla Hotel, Barcelona
An ultramodern experiment just steps from the Gothic quarter. Its rooms, some of which feature glass-enclosed shower stalls as centerpieces, start at 190 euros (about $245). Photograph by Jade-Snow Joachim.
The New York Times, February 26, 2012
BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY ARTICLES
Betting Your Retirement on Your Start-Up
With small-business loans and second mortgages scarce these days, some middle-age entrepreneurs are starting companies using their retirement savings, a novel financing method that they say avoids loan payments and early withdrawal penalties.
The New York Times, October 1, 2008
Telecommuters Cry ‘Ouch’ to the Tax Gods
Tens of thousands of telecommuters are receiving tax bills from states where they do not live, do not vote and do not use local services like schools.
The New York Times, February 20, 2008
Face-Lift at the Garden Taps Corporate Money
Until the wrecking ball arrives at Madison Square Garden, its owner, Cablevision, is busy remodeling some sections of the dowdy yellowing arena in an effort to squeeze out a few (million) extra dollars from its corporate clients.
The New York Times, February 8, 2008
The Word on Warranties: Don’t Bother
It may be tempting to buy extended warranties with all those high-tech gadgets on your holiday list, but the experts say they are almost always a waste of money.
The New York Times, November 1, 2006
Ads by the Dozen
CBS will advertise its fall lineup on 35 million egg shells.
The New York Times, July 17, 2006
Computer Technology Opens a World of Work to Disabled People
An abundance of new technology is allowing disabled people to work from home.
The New York Times, March 1, 2006
A Country House? Let Renters Pay the Mortgage
With the New York City real estate market getting further out of reach for many middle-income buyers, several agents in the Woodstock area are promoting a novel idea: Come up here and buy not one house but, potentially, two or three, and let tourists help pay the mortgage.
The New York Times, November 25, 2005
The University of Florida developed its own monitoring software to stamp out peer-to-peer file sharing on campus, touching off a debate: How much network policing is too much?
Network Computing, February 19, 2004
What Is Intelligence Chatter, Anyway?
Slate, September 12, 2003
REALLY OLD ARTICLES
CAMPUS LIFE: Afraid of Lab Courses? Workshop Offers a Cure
Marjorie Kandel, a chemistry lab instructor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, took an $80,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and organized a series of lab anxiety classes to ease students' fears.
The New York Times, December 15, 1991
CAMPUS LIFE: Sign Language -- Foreign Or Merely an Easy A?
Stony Brook currently accepts a one-year series of American Sign Language courses to satisfy its foreign language requirement, but some faculty members are questioning both the policy and the quality of the sign-language courses.
The New York Times, May 26, 1991