The New York Times reports on a Penn study showing that MOOCs—”massive” online courses provided cheaply or freely by elite universities—aren’t really democratizing education the way it had been hoped. Instead, they’re democratizing dropouts: Only 4 percent of users actually completed the courses.
MLB.com reports that Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has debunked rumors he’s ready to trade away star pitchers Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels—presumably, based on his track record this offseason for a pair of late-30s fading hitters who would be better suited to designated hitting for some American wildcard team. (Sorry, had to get that out of our system.) ”I think they’re silly,” Amaro Jr. said about the rumors, “but that’s OK.” He then tried to sign John Kruk to a new playing contract.*
Fox 29 reports: “Mega Millions Lottery Numbers Are: 5, 12, 22, 41, 65, and the megaball number is 13.” Which you probably know already, if you bought tickets. Which you might’ve, since the $344 million jackpot is the fourth-largest in American history. If not, the jackpot grows to $400 million.And yes, we’ll get around to buying tickets if it gets that high. Even though, you know, we shouldn’t.