As anyone who follows the news knows, the global economy is not exactly golden at the moment. The German government officially announced it was in recession last week; Japan followed with a similar announcement today and many others are expected to follow soon. When these pan-national recessions happen, credit for a variety of activities begins to become more and more difficult to obtain – student loans being some of the first to suffer. To offset this, many of the most talented students in higher education begin to rely ever increasingly on scholarships to finance their education.
Thus it has recently come to our attention here at the Nature Blog Network Blog that two of our own Nature Blog Network member bloggers – Danielle Lee, University of Missouri – St. Louis, author of Urban Science, and Brian Switek, Rutgers University, author of Laelaps – are finalists in the College Scholarships’ Blogging Scholarship competition. This in itself is reason to offer our hearty congratulations to them both. However as this competition will be decided through a vote of the world’s vast community of blog readers, we are encouraging all Nature Blog Network Blog readers, network members, and all their friends and relations to visit the voting site and cast a ballot as they see fit.
Don’t delay; voting ends at 11:59pm PST on Thursday, November 20th, 2008. The winners will be announced the following day. All of us here at the Nature Blog Network Blog wish both Urban Science and Laelaps the very best of luck.