Back to School
1. Greg Mankiw has some advice for college freshman, although given the reality that there are 150 women in some "freshman classes" this year for every 100 men (see this CD post), can we really still call first-year college students "freshman?"
2. Via Cuban blogger Joani Sanchez, here's the handwritten draconian dress code for a typical high school in Cuba (pictured below in Spanish), including "The skirts should be 4 centimeters (1.5 inches) above the knee," and "Males must not have hair longer than 4 centimeters (1.5 inches)." Although not specifically mentioned, I think it's safe to say that tattoos and baseball caps worn backwards would be completely out of the question.