Weekly Round Up: We Applaud Michael Sam’s Courageous Announcement

Wow what an amazing week — we congratulate Michael Sam for his courageous announcement.  Openly gay former NFL defensive back Wade Davis tells NFL.com why he thinks the league is ready for Sam.




With less than a month to go until the March 9th premier of Cosmos — Look for Neil deGrasse Tyson to be featured in a special double issue of the New Yorker magazine, on newsstands tomorrow!


Congratulations to Spencer Overton on being selected as new interim CEO of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.


The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named Steven Strogatz the recipient of the 2013 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award .


President and senior scientist of ORCA, Edith Widder, will be leading an important first-of-its-kind research project in the Indian River Lagoon.


The Harvard Gazette profiles Lewis Hyde and gives us an excerpt from the current draft of Lewis Hyde’s forthcoming book Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


That’s all for us today – check back on Friday for our weekly video!