Headlines I Wish I Hadn’t Seen

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  1. Devon Herrick says:

    athletes are 20 percent less likely to graduate than nonathletes…black athletes are 33 percent less likely.

    It’s reasonable to wonder whether athletic programs adversely affect graduation rates. After all, practice sessions are time consuming and exhausting. Playing a college sport while taking classes is a lot like working full-time while attending college full time.

    However, to really test the theory that athletic programs adversely affect graduation rates you would need to control for all the college athletes who would never have attended college without the opportunity to play sports a scholarship provides.

  2. Buster says:

    Andrea Mitchell praises Cuban health care (but “you have to bring your own bed sheets” when you enter a hospital).

    I’m not going to seek treatment in a Cuban hospital anytime soon. I’m very leery of any hospital that cannot afford sheets. It’s not that I’m unwilling to bring my own sheets with me (after all, I bring my own underwear). But it just doesn’t provide me with a lot of confidence in the availability of high-tech resources when I have to bring my own bed linen.

  3. Studebaker says:

    Study: Obese Men Have 80% Higher Odds of Producing No Sperm.

    I wonder if obese man also have an 80% higher probability of not finding a girlfriend?

  4. Joe Barnett says:

    Nobody noticed this before (the male weight-infertility link)?

  5. Virginia says:

    If obesity has a genetic component, then this might reduce the prevalence of the gene when viewed on a large enough timeline.