Yesterday we posted some photos of Beth Ann Grouell, a uniquely dedicated funeral-services student up in Washington. Here Beth Ann tells her story in her own words: She spoke recently with The Chronicle's Lacey Johnson.
Melody Petersen, a former New York Times reporter, wrote a terrific story for the Review on how college researchers help see to it that conventionally-grown beef comes loaded with drugs and hormones. You might think you know all you need to know about this topic—Omnivore’s Dilemma, Big Pharma, blah blah—but seriously, give the piece a chance. There’s some really eye-opening stuff about land-grant universities in there.
Three years ago Antioch College was shuttered. Now it enrolls 33 students, and it’s hatched a plan to attract many more. Lawrence Biemiller, a Chronicle editor, explains the institution’s unique comeback strategy.