Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune notes the strange decision by NBC to put its NBC News logo and the NBC peacock, “in all its multicolored glory,” on the videos and photos that it released of Virginia Tech mass murderer Cho Seung Hui.
Monthly Archives For April 2007
Can it be that economics has its reputation as the dismal science because of the way it is taught? Economist Peter G. Klein, in his appreciation of the founder of the Austrian School of Economics—Carl Menger— indicates that may be the case.
For many of us, the bloody horrors at Virginia Tech served as a sudden and painful reminder that we live in a fallen world where man is capable of unthinkable evil.
The controversy continues to swirl around the remarks made by Don Imus about the Rutger’s Women’s basketball team being “nappy headed hoes”—which eventually got him fired.
Institutions of higher learning, designed to be the most temperate pillars of society, produce some of America’s most intemperate and unsubstantiated rhetoric; and the two Granddaddies of grandiloquence have to be Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn.
After years of fighting funding for abstinence education, liberal groups are heralding a new research study on several abstinence programs.
In a case that epitomizes the need for greater academic freedom protections on America’s campuses, a student at Kansas Wesleyan University was charged with violating the University’s honor code for introducing a version of the Academic Bill of Rights in his student government without citing the source of the bill.
As battles rage across the country in school systems over sexual orientation policies, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) meeting put in their two cents worth with a late afternoon session on Saturday titled “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual , and Transgender Issues in Schools: The Changing Landscape in Legal and Practical Terms-Are You Ready?”
On Friday the NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education kicked off its meeting in San Francisco with an address by 1960’s civil rights activist and emeritus professor at UC-Berkeley’s Department of Ethnic Studies Carlos Munoz Jr. on racial harmony.
A professor with a conscience helps keep a radical speaker, who supports violence in pursuit of “animal rights,” off campus.