Becky Pallack at the Star has been doing a good job on her Campus Correspondent blog highlighting the fact that undergrads at UA are facing a tuition and fee increase next year of nearly $2,000 (up from the nearly $550 tuition and fee increase they had this year and the $766 tacked-on "tuition surcharge"), but… Continue reading Giant tuition hike coming – where are the students?
I don’t know if Tucson’s own Jon Justice has any children. If he does, I’m guessing they are not yet teens, because the parent of teenagers would be far less likely to comment as Justice did on this morning’s show about how grandparents (and parents, for that matter) can control teenagers all the time. He… Continue reading Jon Justice goes after Granny
This week has been a convergence of ah-ha moments, all loosely tied to my committment to blog my way through The Happiness Project (hereafter referred to as THP). A breakdown for readers: First, I attended an event at my parish that featured a student preacher - my 20-year-old daughter. At one point she said something… Continue reading Blogging The Happiness Project, Chapter two
I don't watch daytime TV, so I can't tell you for sure that Oprah has never had a story about nuns, but my guess is that yesterday's show featuring a group of Dominican Order sisters was a first. Correspondent Lisa Ling interviewed a congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Mary based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.… Continue reading Nuns on Oprah
Interesting talk this week for the thinkers among us: University of Arizona philosophy professor Shaun Nichols will be speaking Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center on the topic of free will. His talk is titled Our belief in free will: Why we have it and what if we lose… Continue reading Mark your calendar: Talk on free will; march for peace
More on the superbowl ad featuring the Tebow family over here at the WPost, written by pro-abortion-rights writer Sally Jenkins. She's on fire this morning! I've got too much classwork to comment on this all, but wanted to bring it to readers' attention. Have a great Thursday!
The LA Times buried the lede in this story, putting it in the second to the last paragraph, which makes critical minds wonder, "Is it true what they say about the media having a bias?" But for those who stuck it out through the whole story, the news is this: In a two-year study among… Continue reading Abstinence sex ed w/out morality lecture prove effective