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Andy Shore

Benchmark 5: Things We Can Learn From the Mike Rice Situation at Rutgers

Apr 04 2013, 06:00 AM by

I myself had to kick off this week with an apology of my own. I’ve written about it making mistakes and the way to apologize enough times here on the Benchmark Blog and in our newsletters, that it would have been hypocritical had I not done it. I also did it, because it was the right thing to do. This week, video surfaced of Rutgers’ men’s basketball coach Mike Rice both verbally and physically abusing his players. It came to light that this had been brought to the athletic director and university president a few months ago, but nothing more than a fine and suspension had been levied. Outside the Lines broke the story this week and Rice has since been fired. Here is the Benchmark 5: Things We Can Learn From the Mike Rice Situation at Rutgers.

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Andy Shore

Benchmark 5: Potential Oscars Hosts For 2014

Feb 28 2013, 03:00 AM by

There has been a lot of talk and controversy regarding this year’s Oscars and the host, Seth MacFarlane. Reactions seem to be all or nothing for the Family Guy creator. With MacFarlane already saying he wouldn’t do it again, it’s time to look to a new host for next year. I present to you the Benchmark 5: People I’d like to see host the Oscars in 2014. I’ll present an argument for each, which points to finding the right qualifications for any given job and why different people with unique talents could all be great for a role.

Posted in Current Events, Entertainment

Andy Shore

Benchmark’s Oscar Movie Playlist

Feb 25 2013, 06:00 AM by

There is a lot of new music I’m excited about right now. I shared a few such tracks to kick off this playlist. Then I put in one as a tribute to our latest series, Dream. Invest. Yield. The ABCs of DIY. The rest is in honor of the Oscars. I picked some of my favorite and most memorable tracks from movies.

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