Jack Black, in his band Tenacious D, performing “Tribute.” From the Fresh Air interview:
It’s comedy folk rock. We’re two acoustic guitars at our core and singing like Simon and Garfunkel, but then we’re most heavily influenced by heavy metal bands of the ’80s. And we used to make fun of the devil because the devil’s influence on ’80s metal is so prevalent, and now it just seems so ridiculous and hilarious. But [our] new album is more about redemption. It’s a comeback-themed album.
Education & economic empowerment are critical components for breaking the cycle of oppression of women and girls worldwide. Agree? Watch this video with Gabrielle Union, Olivia Wilde, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as they describe how education and jobs can provide a ladder out of poverty.
On the heels of reports that some students on online course platform Coursera have copied content from other sources, the education startup this week started rolling out what co-founder Daphne Koller called their ‘first line of defense’ against plagiarism: honor code reminders that students must acknowledge reading before submitting some assignments.
The new addition comes after a story last week in the Chronicle of Higher Education about dozens of plagiarism incidents reported by students and professors on the platform. According to the story, students in at least three humanities courses on the site, which use peer grading, have complained about other students who have lifted content from Wikipedia and potentially elsewhere.
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