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DPS Organizes Safety Summit

Participants at Crime Prevention Summits on Tuesday and Wednesday got tips on keeping their property safe and some started taking action by registering their bikes and laptops. The Southwest Quad Community Council worked with the Department of Public Safety to host the events, which took place in the lobbies of[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

SAC Launches Funding Reform Talks

The Student Activities Commission agreed Monday to consider implementing some of the funding guidelines suggestions voiced by student groups in a town hall held last week. With a nod to student concerns, SAC raised the possibility of amending the funding guidelines, perhaps as early as the end of this semester.[Read More…]

by April 5, 2011 0 comments City News, News

H*yas for Choice Hold Info Week

Although reproductive rights are not typical fodder for lunch conversation, H*yas for Choice hopes to bring these talks to the forefront this week with a series of gatherings aimed at raising awareness of the issue. “Choice Week,” sponsored by the pro-abortion rights group, will include a panel discussion on religion[Read More…]

by March 29, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Evaluating the Benefits of Full Disclosure

N THE DISTRICT AND AROUND THE WORLD, THE UPROAR over this week’s leak of secret U.S. diplomatic cables seems to be growing by the minute. On Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the disclosures, which were released by the fledgling website WikiLeaks, “an attack on America’s foreign policy[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Shifting the Political Course After Midterms

The silver lining of President Obama’s midterm “shellacking” may well be an improvement in political cooperation, as former President Jimmy Carter cautiously predicted in an interview with comedian Bill Maher two weeks ago. Until last Tuesday, Republicans could hurl criticism comfortably from the sidelines without actually having to harbor the[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments The Guide

Communication Failure Will Cost Dems Next Week

If the latest polls are any indication, Republicans stand a good chance of recapturing Congress next week, not to mention a majority of governorships and state legislatures across the country. Republican voters are as enthusiastic as ever, thanks in no small part to the emergence of the Tea Party movement,[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Does Facebook Build or Dissolve Friendships?

In the middle of Joseph O’neill’s 2008 novel “Netherland,” Hans, the main character, sits down at his computer. His wife has just left him and taken their only son with her to London. Hans, lonely and morose, gazes at the screen. “Flying on Google’s satellite function,” he recalls, “night after[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Obama Wrong on Gay Rights

Last week, Republicans in the Senate led a filibuster to prevent debate on a bill that would repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law – the military policy barring openly gay soldiers from service – a move that will go down in history as another right-wing obstruction of equal rights[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Beck Preaches the Wrong Sermon

Last month, I did something that, according to Nielsen ratings, about 2.3 million people do every weekday. I watched “Glenn Beck,” an early evening show on the Fox News Channel – mostly to see with my own eyes the man who was now, according to The New York Times, “one[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Beck Preaches the Wrong Sermon

Last month, I did something that, according to Nielsen ratings, about 2.3 million people do every weekday. I watched “Glenn Beck,” an early evening show on the Fox News Channel – mostly to see with my own eyes the man who was now, according to The New York Times, “one[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized