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Free Speech & Its Limits

Free Speech & Its Limits

This is true Liberty when free born men

Having to advise the public may speak free,

Which he who can, and will, deserv's high praise,

Who neither can nor will, may hold his peace;

What can be juster in a State then this?

--Euripides, The Suppliants

Terry Jones, threatening to burn copies of the Qur’an, confronted us forcefully with the issue of free speech. Free speech, a right guaranteed and protected by the First Amendment,… Continue

Added by Richard Anthony Spurgeon Hall on September 19, 2010 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Heroes Just Waiting to be Worshipped

Reverend Terry Jones, pastor of Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida made headlines across the globe in recent weeks. He is the “man of the cloth” who instituted International “Burn a Koran Day.” He and his flock had plans to burn thousands of Korans on September 11. This was to commemorate the attacks on the World Trade Center that occurred almost a decade ago and in protest of the plans to…


Added by Maruice Mangum on September 17, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Female Reporters in Male Locker Rooms.

Ines Sainz, a female reporter for Mexican television station TV Azteca, is at the center of a probe investigating the…


Added by Maruice Mangum on September 17, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Moving Mentoring to Collegial Relationships : A Lead Manager's Approach

Thomas, L. & Brizuela, F. (2010). Moving Mentoring to Collegial Relationships : A Lead Manager's Approach. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2010(pp.…

Added by Dr. Francisco Brizuela on September 17, 2010 at 10:50am — No Comments

Johns-Hopkins shooting 9/16

When a patient’s son shot his mother’s doctor in the abdomen at Johns Hopkins, the entire 30,000 population went on alert, but was not evacuated. Accordingly to the Boston Sun, the patient holed himself up in one of the rooms there, and the police have barricaded the area for security. Maryland prides itself on being a “gun-free” state. It would seem that someone has managed to slip through the cracks. Apparently, the suspect has also threatened to jump out of a window. One must wonder at the… Continue

Added by Deborah Davis on September 16, 2010 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Poverty & Hope

The last time the poverty rate crested fourteen percent was in 1994 and the time before that was 1965. Perhaps a bigger view is needed. It seems that the poverty rate, like so many things, is cyclical. There is no question that people are poor and out of work these days. Foreclosures are high, folks are in debt over their heads, and jobs that earn a living wage are hard to find. Still, there is hope. In 1965, when the working poor were at their highest rate (over 15%), things turned better. For… Continue

Added by Tracy L. Walters on September 16, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Does harsh treatment for offenders really make us a safer society in the long run?

“Tough on crime” has a nice ring to it. People's emotions are roused with cries of “Lock ‘em up and throw away the key!”, especially after hearing about an exceptionally egregious crime. Unfortunately, there is, too often, no

explanation of how this agenda will result in rehabilitated, pro-social individuals at the end of the sentence, when…


Added by Mary V. Shaw on September 16, 2010 at 9:48am — No Comments

MUNCH, MUNCH Some of the dullest people I know have doctorates. The letters Ph.D after their name should be sounded out as “ffd”, as in “Elmer Fudd.” Actually, the cartoon character was kind of cute …


Some of the dullest people I know have doctorates. The letters Ph.D after their name should be sounded out as “ffd”, as in “Elmer Fudd.”…


Added by daniel coffey on September 14, 2010 at 1:32pm — No Comments

NYTimes: Learn Your Lesson: Using Effective Study Strategies

September 13, 2010, 3:05 pm

Learn Your Lesson: Using Effective Study Strategies


Added by Jaime Permuth on September 14, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

One to One Initiative


Wrapping students’ minds around technology is the wave of the future. Numerous schools throughout the United States have begun a One to One Initiative that assigns a laptop computer to every

student. In order for this

endeavor to be a successful, several events must occur before the computer roll



Added by R. Lisa Fricke on September 13, 2010 at 6:33pm — 1 Comment

U professor found guilty of misconduct.

Source: The Michigan Times
By: Sirius Welch
Date: 9/13/2009

Gerardo L. Paez, currently an assistant professor of biology at UM-Flint, has been…


Added by Faculty Row Alerts on September 13, 2010 at 11:01am — No Comments

University of Kansas professor falls from NY building to death.

Source: KansasCity.com/ Associated Press
Date: 9/7/2010

Added by Paul Geller on September 7, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Shorter School Weeks to Save Money.

Source: FoxNews.com…


Added by Innovation Director on September 7, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Police release professor held in airport scare

Source: Associated Press

Date: 9/3/2010

By: Jennifer Kay

MIAMI — A senior law enforcement official says investigators have released a scientist detained at Miami International Airport after screeners spotted a metal canister in his luggage that looked like a pipe bomb, prompting an evacuation.

The official told The Associated Press on Friday that no charges were filed against the 70-year-old man and he was allowed to continue his trip. He says the man was… Continue

Added by Jon Berk on September 3, 2010 at 1:05pm — No Comments

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