Today's Word of Mouth is chock full of the stories that keep us on our toes. Why would a Crossfit gym sue scientists? Guest Warren Cornwall gives us the scoop. We're also continuing our examination of higher education with two segments: one about the NCAA Pay-for-Play debate; the other about a brain-y college course.
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- Here to discuss some of the issues NCAA athletes face is Marc Edelman. He’s an associate professor of law at The City University of New York and writes about legal issues in sports for forbes.com.
- Warren Cornwall is a freelance journalist covering environmental science and outdoor recreation. His article “Why is a Crossfit Gym Suing Scientists?” appeared in Outside Magazine Online.
- Andrew Phillips is the curator of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton, Virginia – which is also hosting an exhibit on Anna Jarvis and the origins of Mother’s Day.
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- Jesse Hirsch is a staff writer for Modern Farmer and wrote the article, “Making Flu Vaccines From Tobacco”.
Unusual College Courses: Zombies in Popular Media
- Brendan Riley is an associate professor of English at Columbia College Chicago where he teaches writing, media studies, and literature courses. He has been teaching "Zombies in Popular Media" during January terms since 2007.