‘Last Lecture’ Professor Randy Pausch Dies at 47
Randy Pausch, a popular college professor whose “last lecture” became an Internet sensation, died at age 47 on July 25 in Virginia following a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, was diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer in September 2006. In August 2007, the cancer had spread, and Pausch was given 6 months to live. A month after learning the cancer was terminal, Pausch gave his now-famous talk to a packed auditorium, where he discussed the importance of celebrating living life instead of concentrating on impending death. [The Improper]
3 Shot At Phoenix Community College; 2 Critical
Officials say three people were shot Thursday afternoon at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, and two of them were critically injured.
A witness said the shooter had been fighting with another man in a computer building. The gunman seemed to be directing his shots and not firing randomly, said student Yessenia Lara, 18. [Raw Story]
Rudy Giuliani’s Son Sues Duke University
Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and a rising senior at Duke University, is the latest in a wave of Blue Devil students to take grievances from the playing fields or classrooms to the courthouse.
Giuliani, no longer the impish, roly-poly 7-year old who stole the show at his father’s mayoral inauguration, is trying to make a federal case against the university and the coach who kicked him off the golf team. [Guardian]