Cleveland State Adopts New Campus Speech Policy, Shows Why It’s a ‘Green Light’ School
Cleveland State University (CSU) has adopted an “Expressive Activity Policy” to clarify and safeguard the free speech rights afforded to its students under the First Amendment. The CSU policy, adopted November 30, 2015, uses the same language as the policy that was previously developed in a collaborative effort between FIRE and the University of Toledo (UT), a result that FIRE finds to be both commendable and satisfying. Torch readers may remember that in September 2014, a group of students at UT was prevented from peacefully protesting at a campus lecture given by former presidential advisor Karl Rove. FIRE wrote to …
What Happens When a Cemetery Dies?
It can come back to life and change a neighborhood. Or at least that's what a group of determined Philadelphians is hoping for.
How Shavuot is a Perfect Example of Reform Jewish Thinking
One of the great examples of Reform Jewish thinking, some 2,000 years before there was anything called Reform Judaism, regards the Festival of
Housing secretary nominee Ben Carson: what you need to know
The former neurosurgeon and Republican rival is pushing his bio, not his work experience, as qualifications for the key role.
River Stewardship: Smith Helps Produce New Guide for Tackling Invasive Plants «
Meg Kirsch '17 (right) and Rebecca Tishler of Mount Holyoke College, help pull invasive plants last summer from the banks of the Mill River on Smith's campus Published April 21, 2016 Every summer for the past several years, Smith students interning with the Botanic Garden have spent countless hours pulling invasive plants from the banks of the mile-long stretch of the Mill River that meanders through campus Their efforts are part of the college’s long-term commitment to help keep the river free of invasive plant species. A new guide published by the Mill River Greenway Initiative aims to share invasive-plant management practices with interested river stewards. Making Room for Native Plants and Wildlife is a collaborative…
A Christian guide to learning about Islam
Finding Jesus among Muslims By Jordan Denari Duffner (Liturgical Press, 2017) Finding Jesus Among Muslims couldn’t have come at a better time. While Jordan Denari Duffner’s book would be a welcome resource for interreligious dialogue at any point, it resonates even more in our current timeline of Muslim travel bans and Senate candidates who have said that Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to hold public office.
First Edition Books: What Every Book Collector Needs to Know
Nothing gets a book collector’s pulse racing faster than the discovery of a first edition – especially a rare one by a famous author. But how can you be sure that a book is, indeed, a first edition? Deciphering the clues can be perplexing, especially if you’re a novice bibliophile To learn more about first editions, we turned to book expert Bruce MacMakin, who is Senior Vice President of the San Francisco auction house PBA Galleries . PBA specializes in fine antiquarian and collectible books, autographed ephemera, and works on paper. How does one identify a first edition? Each publisher has its own way of identifying first editions of its publications, and even those are not always consistent, especially when taken over a span of years or decades. Many state “First Edition,” usually…
8 Pieces of Advice Every Young Professional Should Be Told
You've heard it before, but how do you do it? Read 8 professional advice tips to work smarter, not harder, for everyone seeking achievement and success.
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Laurel Park Real Estate: Sarasota FL Neighborhood Guide
Family-friendly Laurel Park real estate offers easy access to urban activities near a neighborhood with historic, home town appeal.