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Archive for November, 2005

Bible Studies at UWEC: The Saga Continues

Monday, November 14th, 2005

There has been an epidemic of college administrators making misguided decisions about student rights on their campuses. Robert at brightMystery tipped me off to a story at the University of South Carolina, where some fraternity members have been posting offensive messages about race on a private website. This has led the administration to […]

David French: Celebrating Veteran’s Day His Own Way

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

David French, President of FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) is stepping down:
I have recently decided to leave both FIRE and Philadelphia to return to law practice in my wife’s home state of Tennessee. I will continue to serve as an active member of FIRE’s Legal Network, as I have since its inception, […]

Veteran’s Day Speech

Friday, November 11th, 2005

I gave the speech at Western’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony today. You can read the text of my comments here.

Homeschool and the “S-Word”

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

I like to keep up with Home School and Other Stuff (”A libertarian-leaning edublog”). Daryl and I may have differences about some things, but he is a staunch and cogent defender of homeschooling, and I respect him for that.
Lately, he’s followed a number of anti-homeschooling rants and has responded as necessary. For example, […]

The Officers’ Club

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Most of my military writing I save for The Daily Brief. But every once in a while, maybe I should bring a little of that perspective to this site as well.
So, in honor of National Veterans Awareness Week, I’m adding a “Military” category to the mix, and I’m recommending a new blog (which I […]

RAs Leading Bible Studies: The Horror!

Friday, November 4th, 2005

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is reporting on an interesting story out of the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (UWEC). Apparently, Resident Assistants have been banned from leading Bible studies in their dorm rooms.
RAs who had been doing so received a notice in July from the Associate Housing […]

Commenting Code

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

How can I get my students to do a good job of writing comments for their code? It still seems like an afterthought for most of them (”Finally got all the bugs out — time to write the comments!”).
This in spite of my telling them time and time again to write down the steps […]

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