Spanning the Web

Taking you around the Internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1220549043Local colleges get wired: Bentley College is the fourth most-wired college in the country, according to PC magazine. Boston College finished sixth, Olin ranked 13th, and MIT comes in in a distant 20th place. [PC magazine]

Power to the people: is holding a contest to find two local sports bloggers for its new site. Each writer will get a $5,000 yearly stipend, which breaks down to $13.70 for a day’s work. That’s more than you’d make from Google ads on your own site. [WEEI via Universal Hub]

Adventures in headline-unfriendly last names: “Broads donate another $400M to Cambridge institute.” That would be Eli and Edythe Broad, namesakes of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. [Herald]

Bring your puppy to work day: Attorney General Martha Coakley will work with a service dog at her desk today to support the Canine for Combat Veterans Program. [WCVB]

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