Just because it is that time of year again...!

Now that it is almost December and our bellies are stuffed with turkey and, well, stuffing, I thought it would be a good time to review the year and reflect....and, drumroll please...make resolutions. Yes, I know they are cliche, but I'd rather reflect on this year and look on ways to improve my life. How better to do that than by resolutions?This is going to be broken down into a small series, to be updated every week until January. I hope you enjoy, and please feel free to leave comments! xoxo ...more

Too fat for a B.A.? University adds BMI requirement for graduation

Pennsylvania's Lincoln University has instituted a requirement that first-year students who arrive on campus with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher must either lower their BMI below 30 or take a one-unit course called "Fitness for Life" in order to graduate.The Chronicle of Higher Education provides some details on the university's reasoning:...more

No, I disagree with you completely. Having to be forced to take a class because of your BMI ...more

Things do happen for a reason…sometimes you just have to wait…

I haven’t posted in a while. I have been incredibly busy with work and school and family-but that is not the topic of this post. I recently made a tough decision. I have decided to go a different direction in my educational career, a choice that will ultimately change my entire life....more

University of California tuition to increase 32 percent

Today, a panel of the University of California Regents—the ten-university system's governing body—approved a proposal to increase undergraduate "fees" (UC's word for tuition) by 32 percent over the coming year. Should the full board of Regents consent to the increase tomorrow, students will see a fee increase of more than $2,500 by fall 2010....more

I don't know--there's got to be something.  Me, my four kids, my daughter-in-law--all ...more

Journalism professor, students face subpoenas and accusations - what does it mean for the rest of us?

At the same time that leading journalists and scholars are calling on college journalism programs to help fill the void left by the decline of newspapers, a court case in Illinois is raising questions about the legal status of student journalists that could have a chilling effect on the risks that journalism professors will ask their students to take....more

The Medill Innocence Project has done great work in the past and should not be hampered from ...more

Should men receive preferential admission to college?

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is investigating whether selective colleges have been discriminating against women applicants by admitting less-qualified men in an attempt to maintain a gender balance on campus.  According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, The investigation is being undertaken at the request of commissioner and law professor Gail Heriot, an opponent of affirmative action....more

From the time my boys have been little everywhere I looked I say tee shirts that said boys ...more

Women and Self-Defense: how necessary? how to make time? for your daughter?

Statistics provided by RAINN state that: 1/4 women will be sexually assaulted during their college careers Over 1 million cases of Aggrevated Assault are reported each year Many of the girls I know have never been part of a self-defense program because:-Its expensive-Its time consuming-It seems corney-They think attacks cannot happen to them-They dont have a good school near them-Its not always funIm asking YOU: ...more

I've had this topic on my todo list for several months.  I really want to take martial ...more

Seeking Biblical Scholarship over Biblical Hubris

Pastor Grizzard of Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina plans to burn versions of the bible, music and other objects that are not in alignment with his church’s belief system. One of the definitions of hubris is pride of presumption. Here are the exact words copied from a cached version of the website: ...more

The NIV is translated for people to understand the bible better (less ''thou shalt'' ye'' and ...more