This just in -- computer science students at Stanford cheat! I love this quote: "Historically, the computer science department accounts for between 20 to 60 percent of all honor-code cases, even though the courses represent about 7 percent of student enrollment." This may be because cheating in computer science is relatively easy -- cut-and-paste. But I think it's also more due to the fact that in computer science we have and use the tools to catch copying. If you're using automatic tools, it's easy to find; if you're not, then you'll find it less.
One of those "denied-tenure-leads-to-shooting" incidents, this time in Alabama. (To be clear, the details about the reasons for the shooting are still, I think, unofficial.) I always feel a twinge when I hear a story like that... it makes me glad that Harvard's tenure process is extremely super-secret. A professor's job is, naturally, very safe, so stories of students or faculty losing it like this hit home. Oh, and I like how most news articles feel important to point out the shooter was "Harvard-trained".
Not-just-Harvard with budget woes. At least we seem to be reducing our red ink at a good pace.
Speaking of budgets, we have proposed increases in the NSF budget for the coming year. Although it seems to take advantage of it, you might want to start working in energy technologies. And there will be a new NSF director; I'm not sure how that affects us academics.
Any other news of note?