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by Randy Cassingham

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Intellectual Curiosity
Several students from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif., noticed the Internet domain claremontmckenna.com had never been registered, so they registered it themselves and put up a site for students. The school quickly demanded rights to the domain name based on trademark law, but that didn’t wash. “We discovered that the college didn’t even have a trademark on its name,” said the students’ spokesman, David Enrich. The school recently settled to get control of the address. The students demanded — and got — $120,000 to fund fellowships fostering “entrepreneurial spirit and civil liberties,” plus $50,000 to fund the web site for students, now available via a different domain name. (Los Angeles Times) ...Good teachers know they have more to learn than they do to teach.
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