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Read UConn athletic department in 2018: generated $40 million in revenue, spent $81 million in expenses

Go Sportsball! Important education dollars at work. Though I do agree cultural investments like the arts and sports are important for a shared identity. But wow, that is expensive.

This would be so much better invested in .

I mean if we are investing $42 million dollars for sports for "play an important role in the life of the university and the state" we might as well make it the Whalers or an NBA Team.

Never understood infatuation with minor league sports.

Though the vast majority of Division I athletic departments operate at a loss, UConn’s deficit has become particularly extreme. A USA Today analysis of data from 2016-17 found that the school’s athletic department received the highest university subsidy (about $42 million) of any Division I public institution and that its allocation as a percentage of total reported revenue (just under 51 percent) was higher than that of any other public school in one of college sports' six biggest conferences.

 

 

By Alex Putterman

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

Read Morning Joe Charts: A Wall Won’t Fix the (Humanitarian) Crisis at the Border

the danger of women and children? A massive drop off in illegal crossings from migrants...where is the crisis....

How can race have nothing to do with this when the people complaining most about immigrants live in places without brown people?

If terrorism was the reason we would build the wall in Canada not Mexico. 

The wall is a symbol of hate.

By Steve Rattner

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Read The queen does not rule

Another great piece that has me thinking about ants and social networks

 

Primarily, in a distributed process, there is never central control, while in division of labour there might be. A leader can tell one citizen to make candles and another to make shoes. In a distributed process this would happen through local interactions, for example with people who want to buy candles or shoes – creating demand that is filled by an entrepreneur who then meets the demand.

By contrast, in a distributed process, the fact that individuals are interchangeable makes the whole system more robust and more resilient

The term ‘distributed process’ originated in computer science. There, it means that no single unit, such as a router in a data network, knows what all the others are doing and tells them what to do. Instead, interactions between each unit and its local connections add up to the desired outcome.

Ants can show how distributed processes might allow us to adjust to a changing environment; to build nests, decide when to move, or change from working inside the nest to foraging outside.

Ant societies, organised by distributed algorithms rather than division of labour, have thrived for more than 130 million years.

By Deborah M Gordon

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Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry