Archive for February, 2017

Yale Removes Name of Slavery Advocate from Building
By February 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Yale Removes Name of Slavery Advocate from Building

  Acting on the unanimous recommendation of an advisory committee, the name of John C. Calhoun will be removed from one of Yale University’s 12 residential buildings. Calhoun was an 1804 graduate of Yale and was class valedictorian; he was the nation’s seventh vice-president, a secretary of war, a secretary of state, and a U.S. […]

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Historic Black Colleges Face Increased Pressures
By February 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Historic Black Colleges Face Increased Pressures

Presidents of the nation’s Historic Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are under increased economic and political pressures to lead their schools in a time of social change. One indicator of this is the brief period of time that HBCU presidents retain their positions. The average length of time a president serves a black institution is […]

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Free Sex for the Needy
By February 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Free Sex for the Needy

The Green Party of Germany thinks that funding the services of sex workers (prostitutes) would improve the quality of life for some elderly people, and particularly so for patients requiring nursing care with a condition that might benefit from sex. Therefore, the Party plans to institute, through government-funded health insurance, a program for prostitutes to […]

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Mexicans Build Wall
By February 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Mexicans Build Wall

The day after President Trump was inaugurated, Mexican demonstrators built a wall in Mexico City. The wall was made of cardboard boxes and built outside the U.S. Embassy. On top of the wall was an effigy of Donald Trump. The mock wall was constructed in protest of Trump’s policies regarding Mexico. During the presidential campaign, […]

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Trump’s Immigration Ban Puts America at Greater Risk
By February 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Trump’s Immigration Ban Puts America at Greater Risk

  In January, President Trump issued an executive order which for 90 days prevents people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, banned refugees from those countries for 120 days, and banned Syrian refugees indefinitely. A federal judge in Washington state has temporarily blocked that executive order, and a group of ten […]

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