ProctorU: Keeping it real (with artificial intelligence)

December 18, 2018By francis-adminArticles, BUSINESS, General Biz, People, Tech

2018 Jemison Award Nominee (First Of Three) In 2008, Jarrod Morgan was Director of Technology at Andrew Jackson University (AJU), and his then-employer — an online-only school — had a problem: Namely, ensuring that its students didn’t cheat on tests.  “At the time, we had to send them somewhere to take their tests — typically in the presence … Read More

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

January 1, 2018By FrancisArticles, CULTURE, Humor, Miscellaneous

This column was originally published in the January, 2012 issue of B-Metro Magazine. Now seemed like a good time to re-post it. Almost true story: A fine Southern lady and her daughter are taking a cab through New York, when the young girl asks about several brazenly-dressed women standing at a nearby street corner. “Well, sweetheart,” … Read More

Board Out Of His Mind? Not Even For A Minute.

September 5, 2012By FrancisArticles, CULTURE, Miscellaneous

Almost true story: It’s the first day of kindergarten for Brian Giattina’s son, and his turn comes to introduce himself. “I’m Gus. My dad runs a meth lab and an extortion ring.” Horrified, the teacher pulls him aside. “Gus, your father is a good man. Why would you say something like that?” “I didn’t want … Read More

Bad Day? Not An Option Here.

June 6, 2012By FrancisArticles, CULTURE, Miscellaneous

When I grow up, I want to be like Calvin Morris. If you’ve ever passed the Publix shopping center on Green Springs during weekday lunch hours, Calvin is the guy dancing on the sidewalk with the Firehouse Subs sign. In my entire life, I have never seen anyone bring more joy to his work. Calvin … Read More