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General Discussion / Re: Cancelling Dr. Seuss
« Last post by Wahoo Redux on Today at 03:13:12 PM »
FIRE: LAWSUIT: Professor suspended for redacted slurs in law school exam sues University of Illinois Chicago

However, in November, under pressure from UIC’s Black Law Students Association and Jesse Jackson, UIC reneged on its agreement with Kilborn and is now requiring him to participate in months-long “training on classroom conversations that address racism” and compelling him to write reflection papers before he can return to the classroom. In a stunning display of unintended irony, the individualized training materials include the same redacted slur that Kilborn used in his test question (see page 5 for the redacted slur). 

You can't make this stuff up.
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by ab_grp on Today at 03:12:38 PM »
Congrats on two 2fers, Langue_doc, and on another one today! And QB yesterday! I'm sorry to hear about your hip but hope it isn't ailing because of a gunshot wound. ;-) Do you think you tweaked it or something more? I hope you are able to get some help tomorrow.  There are hip stretches I find helpful when I have hip pain or it feels out of joint, but it sounds like it's more than that.   

And congrats on your QB, cathwen! And three 2fers! Wow! 
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by cathwen on Today at 02:26:30 PM »
Good afternoon/evening!

My last words, thanks to 2LL hints, were tatami, hematite, and mimetic.  I got to QB finally today, but it was a struggle. 

For LB, I first found wraith-hockeys; then skywatch-heriot (didn't know that was a word!); then hotcakes-skywriter.  Why yes, I was avoiding work. Why do you ask?

Langue_doc, I hope that hip improves, also that you find a reasonable place for an MRI. 

Happy puzzling!
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by Langue_doc on Today at 12:23:06 PM »

Almost there with the Pangram as my first word. Made it to QB yesterday, found the difficult words much earlier.

watchtower/risky, then cowcatcher/risky.

Twofer today.

My hip has been sort of out since Friday. I had good intentions of going to the ER for an MRI, but didn't think I'd find parking. If things don't improve, I might have to make an effort tomorrow. The nearby ERs are a nightmare for most normal people, but have heard that they're good for gunshot wounds.

Happy solving.
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by ab_grp on Today at 10:34:26 AM »
Congrats on your 2fer, ciao_yall! Dangit, I got hockeys but never made anything out of it.  Good one! I was excited to finally get mahimahi, titmice since I almost always miss them.  Hope you had a good night out!
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by ciao_yall on Today at 10:02:50 AM »
Was out late last night so by the time I was ready to finish the Bee, it was past midnight. Was missing chichi, chitchat, emaciate, mahimahi, maim, titmice. LB wraith-hockeys.

Happy solving!
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by ab_grp on Today at 09:14:38 AM »
Good morning!

Finally got to genius after getting the pangram fairly early on and then struggling pretty hard.  I was excited to see that it was a "short" puzzle.  Silly me.  Yesterday we got team QB.  I missed chica, chitchat, hematite.  I usually miss the first two but tried hemite so was at least close for the third.  I noted down that I would consider adding hamachi, mamacita given the others that are accepted.

No luck on LB again! I swear I try watchtower every time it's there, except not this time, apparently. 

I'm glad your appointment also went well, cathwen.  I am definitely growing more into the better safe than sorry camp about getting medical tests and checkups on a timely basis.  Your down parka sounds nice and warm!

Happy solving!
General Discussion / Re: The Venting Thread
« Last post by AmLitHist on Today at 08:35:31 AM »
Get well soon, SCR!
General Discussion / Re: What's your weather?
« Last post by hmaria1609 on February 04, 2023, 07:15:39 PM »
Really cold here in the DC area today!
A children's home in a nearby town lost power and had to be evacuated.  The children are bedding down in a local church that still has power.  Much of the town isn't expected to have power again until Saturday.  My home town is in the same situation.  My parents still didn't have power as of last night.  They're managing okay on a gasoline generator and and gas heat.  We never lost power here, but the schools are opening two hours late today.

And it's beautifully sunny and warmer today!  That morning sun is a sight for sore eyes after a week of clouds and rain.
How are things in your area now?
General Discussion / Re: The Venting Thread
« Last post by poiuy on February 04, 2023, 06:25:11 PM »
I’ve got COVID.

Oh no!  I hope you have the mildest possible case, over as soon as possible.
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