If you do nothing else today, read "Doomed by Diversity,"
about the wonderful promise of the Golden Girl at UNC-Chapel Hill and her tragic end by a pair of young career criminals--and the utterly dysfunctional criminal justice system in North Carolina. This piece by Nicholas Stix is one of the best things I've read, very much like Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities.
Chan should pay especial note how criminals are now targeting colleges and off-campus venues. There are easy pickings there, and the universities often fudge about the true state of affairs.
I read an op-ed about the dangers of climbing
Mt. Everest in the New York Times
. It turns out the author, Freddie Wilkinson, is from Madison, NH.