Articles By: Don Irvine

Greening Academia

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While the vision of a “carbon neutral” setting in academia helps place the schools on the cutting edge of the green movement and even though another 378 schools have signed on to the pledge many of the signatories are finding tougher to walk the walk than talk the talk on this issue.

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Politically Correct Donations Only

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The Smithsonian Institution has put on hold a $5 million donation from the American Petroleum Institute over objections from two of the museum complex’s Board of Regents including U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) about accepting money from the oil industry for a project on the world’s oceans.

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Gays Decry Photo Ban

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The upcoming Gay Pride Week at the University of Utah will be without the posters organizers commissioned to advertise events during the weeklong celebration due to a disagreement surrounding the nature of the photographs being used.

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Sex-Ed Favors Gays

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The University of Utah’s College of Health and Family and Consumer Sciences in the Social and Behavioral Sciences College
is offering a new course in the spring titled Human Sexuality to educate students about the emotional, physical and social components of sexuality.

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Churchill Not Relevant Enough

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Sir Winston Churchill may have been voted the best Briton ever, but if a national curriculum proposal is approved the former Prime Minister will be relegated to the dust bin of history as he will be removed from a list of figures that secondary school children must learn about in Great Britain.

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School Board Evolution Stalemate

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The liberally minded National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is carefully reviewing its election procedures after a nominee’s withdrawal left them with only one candidate for the office of president-elect: a supporter of adding intelligent design to the curriculum in Kansas schools.

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UK Tug of PeaCe

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For once there is good news on the battle to fight political correctness in Great Britain thanks to an infusion of nearly 3 million dollars into British Schools to encourage all school age children to exercise.

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