If you’re a Bill Cosby fan, you might like to try to get a ticket to Marquette University’s graduation ceremonies this spring. Cosby will be the commencement speaker. I suspect he’ll be funny while passing along some good advice. The date: May 19. You’ll have to get up early because the event takes place at 9:30 that morning.
Marquette will award Cosby with an honorary doctorate of letters at the affair. He already holds a real doctorate – in education – from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Marquette President Father Scott Pilarz says Cosby pioneered breaking down racial stereotypes on national TV, adding that plus his “deep commitment to education is a powerful example for our graduates.”
The Finns have egg (or maybe lutefisk) on their faces after a revelation that the name of the president of their eastern neighbor wound up on a local list of terrorists prohibited from flying in Finland. Once the error came to light, the government quickly removed the name of Vladimir Putin from the register of bad guys.
If you’re a sex worker in Brazil who hopes to do well financially, you may be wise to learn English.
A recent “Sign of the Apocalypse” item in Sports Illustrated that explains an advocacy group for prostitutes is offering free English language classes. The goal is to prepare them with improved communication skills with their “international customers” when the country hosts the 2014 World Cup.