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  • Tufts University Hosting Islamists to Train Students in ‘Direct Action’

    10/24/2014 12:08:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    free beacon ^ | 10/24/14 | Adam Kredo
    A controversial Islamist group will gather at Tufts University on Friday for a weekend-long conference that will include training students to take “direct action” against pro-Israel and Jewish students on U.S. campuses, according to a schedule of the conference obtained by the Free Beacon. The event, held by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which is run by the American Muslims for Palestine, has raised concerns among students who feel threatened by the group’s highly aggressive—and sometimes violent—tactics. SJP is known for leading some the most hostile anti-Israel campaigns on campus, including comparisons of the Jewish state to Nazi Germany,...
  • First of Its Kind: Tufts University Hires Humanist Chaplain for Atheist Students

    09/25/2014 2:05:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/25/2014 | Gabriella Morrongiello
    Five years ago, a group of atheist and agnostic students launched a campaign to hire a nonreligious chaplain at Tufts University. With the recent addition of a university-funded “humanist in residence,’ it appears their prayers—or lack thereof—have finally been answered.The new position is believed to be the first-ever university-funded campus chaplain catering to atheist, agnostic and nonreligious students, according to Religion News Service.In early September, Walker Bristol, a former intern of Harvard’s Humanist Community, was hired as the first humanist chaplain at the private, Massachusetts-based university. Bristol previously served as a student leader of Tufts’ Freethought Society, a group of...
  • College offers to pay students to take year off

    03/17/2014 7:33:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2014
    MEDFORD, Mass. — Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from “gap years.” A new program at Tufts University and existing ones at a handful of other schools aim to remove the financial barriers that can keep cash-strapped students from exploring different communities and challenge their comfort zones before jumping right into college. The gap year program starting this fall at Tufts will pay for housing, airfare and even visa fees, which can often add up to $30,000 or more....
  • Scientists Put A Working Eyeball On A Tadpole's Tail

    03/01/2013 12:07:43 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 3/1/12 | Emily Elert
    It turns out we seriously underestimated the central nervous system. It's hard to say what's crazier: the fact that Tufts University researchers spent a year cutting out the tiny eyeballs of tadpole embryos and sticking them back on to the tadpoles' tails, or: the fact that, when they hatched, a few of the tadpoles COULD ACTUALLY SEE OUT OF THE EYES ON THEIR TAILS. As you know, this is not the way vision is supposed to work--your eyeballs are supposed to be connected to a big fat nerve that carries incoming signals back to your brain, which combines the information...
  • Tufts Univ. reinstates Christian ministry

    12/08/2012 2:09:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 12-7-12 | Leigh Jones
    Student religious groups should not have to appoint leaders who do not share their beliefs, a student judiciary at Tufts University announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5). It was a big victory for a Christian group on campus that had lost official recognition in October. Like several other private colleges, Tufts has an "all comers" policy that requires official student organizations to be open to all students for both membership and leadership, regardless of beliefs. But in reviewing a discrimination complaint filed against Tufts Christian Fellowship (TCF), the largest evangelical group on the Medford, Mass., campus, the Tufts Committee on Student...
  • Tufts evangelical group [again] faces ‘de-recognizing’ for requiring leaders adhere to basic truths

    10/29/2012 8:02:17 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 9 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 27, 2012 | Katherine Landergan
    The student government at Tufts University has taken measures to “de-recognize” an evangelical group on campus, because the group requires its leaders to adhere to “basicbBiblical truths of Christianity,” student government members said on Friday. The Tufts Community Union Judiciary, the university’s judicial branch of student government, voted earlier this month to no longer recognize the Tufts Christian Fellowship, a chapter of the national InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Tufts officials said in a statement....
  • Bill Clinton speaks at Tufts University

    11/06/2011 7:53:24 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    New England Cable News ^ | November 6, 2011 | Lauren Collins
    (NECN: Lauren Collins, Medford, MA) - President Bill Clinton was in Medford, Mass Sunday to deliver a lecture at Tufts University. He said that the biggest problem in the United States is not the debate between Republicans and Democrats. “It’s the anti-government ideology that has driven the right wing of our country for the last 30 years -– the idea that government is always the problem.”
  • Tufts nurses union authorizes strike

    04/15/2011 6:40:08 AM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 04/15/2011 | Christine McConville
    Nurses at Tufts Medical Center last night voted to authorize a strike in a dispute over nurse-to-patient staffing levels, setting the stage for a potential prolonged dispute after the hospital chief vowed to bring in replacement nurses. Massachusetts Nurses Association spokesman David Schildmeier said 70 percent of the voting nurses cast ballots in favor of authorizing a strike. Schildmeier declined to say how many of the medical center’s 1,100 nurses participated in the vote, but “it was a very, very strong turnout,” he said.
  • Rep. Pelosi: “Elections Shouldn’t Matter as Much as They Do”

    04/13/2011 6:11:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | April 13, 2011 | annem040359
    She’s back again!!!! Good grief, is there NOT a video camera in which she does not look for? Former USA Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D/CA), on a visit to Tufts University in MA for this conference which “is captured” in this video. What she said comes as no surprise. She is one big supporter of a one party system of governing and she asks Republicans to take their party back from the tea party movement. Oh Rep. Nancy, would it surprise you if one of the REASONS why your party LOST BIG last November was because people were...
  • ufts’ Committee on Student Life: enabler of militant “Islamic” atrocities

    07/19/2010 2:12:12 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 7/19/10 | Bill Levinson
    As reported by Ben Shapiro in “Stalin-Esque Show Trial At Tufts University,” disciplinary action was brought against the Primary Source, a conservative campus newspaper, for "Islam: Arabic Translation: Submission." We have just read a copy of "Islam: Arabic Translation: Submission" at http://www.thefire.org/public/pdfs/f102e5ae4168a0125d295748d41d0558.pdf?direct and it contains nothing but 100 percent facts about militant "Islam," such as the death fatwa on Salman Rushdie and the treatment of women in Saudi Arabia. There is nothing whatsoever in this document that the Muslim Student Association should have found offensive unless, of course, it condones and agrees with the human rights violations and atrocities described....
  • Iranian Woman Flogged, Sentenced to be Stoned to Death

    07/06/2010 11:00:30 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 19 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 7/5/10 | Bill Levinson
    Tufts University's Committee on Student Life invited to elaborate on why this is (1) not violent and/or (2) not done under color of IslamAs reported by Ben Shapiro in "Stalin-Esque Show Trial At Tufts University," disciplinary action was brought against the Primary Source, a conservative campus newspaper, for "Islam: Arabic Translation: Submission." "The page carried quotes from the Koran juxtaposed with facts about certain adherents of Islam — their involvement with terrorism, discrimination against women, and the slave trade, among others." And the CSL swallowed this gibberish whole. Barbara Grossman, the radical left chair of the CSL, compared printing the...
  • Vanity: Finally Proud to be a Tufts Alum (Scott Brown's alma mater)

    01/19/2010 11:56:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies · 475+ views
    January 19, 2010 | Me
    I hope I do not jinx Rep. Brown with this post. Scott Brown is a Tufts University alum, Tufts is located in the Boston metro area. He graduated in 1981. I graduated almost a decade after him. He enrolled in ROTC. This shows his commitment because Tufts bans ROTC instruction from campus although they have no qualms taking the money. He had to go to Northeastern University for his ROTC related class work. Among Tufts's alum hall of shame includes: Peter Fazio, raging leftist Congressman from Oregon, Cynthia McKinney, yes that lunatic, Bill Richardson, and to top it off Arthur...
  • Obama’s Safe Schools Czar’s Teen Conference Literature Pushed Anal Sex in Parks With Strangers

    12/10/2009 2:41:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 874+ views
    GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 10, 2009
    Obama’s Safe Schools Czar’s Teen Conference Literature Pushed Anal Sex in Parks With Strangers December 10, 2009 Jim Hoft In March 2000 the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) organization of Massachusetts held its 10 Year Anniversary GLSEN/Boston conference at Tufts University. This conference was fully supported by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Safe Schools Program, the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, and some of the presenters even received federal money. During the 2000 conference, workshop leaders led a “youth only, ages 14-21″ session that offered lessons in “fisting” a dangerous sexual practice. During the same...
  • College bans dorm sex with roommate around

    09/29/2009 3:18:34 PM PDT · by machogirl · 69 replies · 3,055+ views
    St. Louis Today ^ | September 29, 2009 | AP
    BOSTON - Sex in a dorm at Tufts University is fine. Sex in a Tufts dorm with your roommate there? That's a no-no. The Boston-area school has a new policy this semester banning sexual activity while a roommate is in the same room.
  • Tufts to break with Blue Cross

    01/05/2009 9:54:58 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies · 638+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 6, 2009 | Scott Allen and Jeffrey Krasner
    Tufts Medical Center has begun warning thousands of patients that Tufts doctors will no longer accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO coverage after Jan. 31, asserting in a letter that the state's largest health insurer refuses to pay Tufts doctors at a "reasonable rate." The medical center is asking its patients to contact Blue Cross directly to "express your frustration." The unusual move carries enormous risks for Tufts as well as for patients, who may be faced with the difficult choice of changing insurance coverage or changing hospitals in the next few weeks. The last time a hospital took the...
  • Lipstick Jungle (women in college)

    09/26/2008 12:06:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 51 replies · 2,626+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 26, 2008 | Ashley Samelson
    A few weeks ago, I helped my 18-year-old sister move into her freshman dorm at Hillsdale College in Michigan. I was anxious for her -- I worried that the female culture at her school would be similar to that at my own alma mater, Tufts University in Medford, Mass. As a reserved evangelical from Colorado Springs, Colo., I was shocked by a lot of things at Tufts when I entered in the fall of 2003. What shocked me more than anything, however, was the way women treated other women. I regularly heard young women refer to each other using the...
  • Militant Islam Awareness Day: September 11

    09/11/2008 12:03:30 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 1 replies · 81+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 9/11/08 | Bill Levinson
    Today, September 11, is Militant Islamic Awareness Day: a day to commemorate the achievements of Islamic supremacists throughout history, such as the sack of Khartoum (1885), numerous attempts to invade Europe, and of course the terrorist action that killed 3000 innocent people in 2001. The concept of September 11 as "Militant Islam Awareness Day" comes from Islam Awareness Week, whose mockery by The Primary Source, the student newspaper at Tufts University, resulted in a Stalinist show trial and disciplinary action from the Committee on Student Life. The show trial was conducted under the supervision of Barbara Grossman, a major donor...
  • Department of Homeland Security's funds bring Islamist sympathizers to Tufts

    02/01/2008 7:16:19 AM PST · by bamahead · 6 replies · 130+ views
    Tufts Daily ^ | January 31, 2008 | Daniel Halper
    Regardless of how noble the ends might be, government-funded programs often fail to achieve their stated objective. One such example has resulted in federally funded support of jihadists at Tufts University. In 2006, Tufts' Hillel received part of a $1.6-million Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to promote "inter-faith and intercultural dialogue." The program's intentions are noble and its goals laudable, since it is best to resolve conflict through dialogue. But this past fall, Tufts' Interfaith Initiative, "Pathways," used its federal money to sponsor a dinner and dialogue by Edina Lekovic on "Women, Faith, and Women." The problem is that...
  • Climate change may cost Florida $345 billion a year: study ( by 2100 )

    11/29/2007 5:47:44 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 192+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 28, 2007 | Michael Peltier
    If nothing is done to combat global warming, two of Florida's nuclear power plants, three of its prisons and 1,362 hotels, motels and inns will be under water by 2100, a study released on Wednesday said. In all, Florida could stand to lose $345 billion a year in projected economic activity by 2100 if nothing is done to reduce emissions that are viewed as the main human contribution to rising global temperatures, according to the Tufts University study. The status quo, the climate that we have right now, is not an available option unless we act immediately," said Frank Ackerman,...
  • Tufts case called hit to speech

    05/14/2007 10:31:15 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 8 replies · 522+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 14 2007 | Robert Stacy McCain
    A campus magazine at Tufts University has been found guilty of "harassment" by a disciplinary board, a decision that could establish "a terrifying precedent," according to an academic-freedom group. The Primary Source, a conservative monthly published by Tufts students, commemorated "Islamic Awareness Week" last month on the Medford, Mass., campus with a full-page "supplement" headlined "Islam -- Arabic Translation: Submission," that cited facts about Muslim history. That unsigned article, along with a satirical "Christmas carol" in the magazine's December issue mocking the university's affirmative-action program, was cited as a violation of Tufts's "nondiscrimination policy." "From now on, all material published...
  • U.S. - University Says Printing Facts of Islam is Form of 'Harassment'

    05/13/2007 5:11:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies · 1,301+ views
    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education ^ | May 11, 2007 | Greg Lukianoff
    Factual Statements=Unprotected Harassment!? A Terrifying Precedent at Tufts by Greg Lukianoff May 11, 2007 Today, FIRE announced the decision by a disciplinary panel at Tufts to find the conservative student newspaper, The Primary Source, guilty of “harassment” for, among other things, publishing a satirical ad that listed less-than-flattering facts about Islam during Tufts’ Islamic Awareness Week. You can see the ad here, and Eugene Volokh has also published it with excellent commentary over at his blog, but, just to make sure people see the ad for themselves, I have reprinted the full text: Islam Arabic Translation: Submission In the Spirit...
  • Factual Statements=Unprotected Harassment!? A Terrifying Precedent at Tufts

    05/12/2007 10:12:57 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies · 1,342+ views
    The Torch ^ | 05-11-07 | Greg Lukianoff
    Today, FIRE announced the decision by a disciplinary panel at Tufts to find the conservative student newspaper, The Primary Source, guilty of “harassment” for, among other things, publishing a satirical ad that listed less-than-flattering facts about Islam during Tufts’ Islamic Awareness Week. You can see the ad here, and Eugene Volokh has also published it with excellent commentary over at his blog, but, just to make sure people see the ad for themselves, I have reprinted the full text: Islam Arabic Translation: Submission In the Spirit of Islamic Awareness Week, the SOURCE presents an itinerary to supplement the educational experience....
  • Former Harvard president still dogged by controversy -- even at Tufts

    03/15/2007 6:17:54 AM PDT · by cloud8 · 1 replies · 313+ views
    boston.com ^ | March 14, 2007 | Marcella Bombardieri
    MEDFORD -- Nine months after Lawrence H. Summers left the presidency of Harvard University, his very name is enough to stir controversy at nearby Tufts University, where he spoke last night about "rethinking undergraduate education." Some professors boycotted his appearance, arguing that the former leader -- who has earned condemnation in past years for comments on women in science and for his dealings with African-American professors -- doesn't represent Tufts's values. While the auditorium was only about 80 percent full, a polite audience of mostly students gave Summers a friendly reception and kept questions to the subject of his talk,...
  • How left wing is your school when a President of Harvard is too "Right Wing" to speak there?

    02/13/2007 2:34:38 PM PST · by ellen_rometsch · 5 replies · 565+ views
    Tufts [University] Daily ^ | February 13, 2007 | Giovanni Russonello
    Controversial figure Lawrence Summers is due to speak at Tufts next month. The question is, will anyone listen? The former Harvard president, whose alleged views on race and gender have sparked controversy, is scheduled to deliver this semester's Richard E. Snyder Presidential Lecture. His speech will be entitled "Rethinking Undergraduate Education." The speech will come on the heels of Shelby Steele's fierce criticism of affirmative action in last semester's Snyder Lecture and the nationally-publicized parody in The Primary Source that condemned affirmative action while using language that many considered racially insensitive. This combination of events has led many to oppose...
  • Lesbian Sues Pro-Family Activists for Exposing Truth About Pro-Homosexual Event

    04/07/2006 4:53:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 69 replies · 2,225+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 4/7/06 | Jim Brown and Jenni Parker
    (AgapePress) - A lesbian who was fired for her role in the notorious "Fistgate" conference at Tufts University has brought a civil suit against two Massachusetts pro-family activists who attended the 2000 conference and then proceeded to expose what went on at the pro-homosexual event.The statewide conference that took place March 25 of that year was actually called "Teach-Out," and was sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. The event's scandalous nickname comes from one of the many sexually explicit topics discussed at...
  • EBay Founder Gives $100 Million to Tufts

    11/05/2005 12:18:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 335+ views
    The Herald-Sun ^ | Nov 4, 2005
    MEDFORD, Mass. -- The founder of eBay donated $100 million to Tufts University to use for making loans as little as $40 to people in developing countries who want to start businesses. Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam Omidyar, said they want their alma mater's largest gift ever to show how so-called microfinance loans can be used as a development tool, promoting small-scale enterprises like weaving or farming. "We believe that business can be a tool for social good," Omidyar said in a statement. "Microfinance has already shown that enabling the poor to empower themselves economically can be good business."...
  • New Conservative Discussion @ Tufts University

    03/16/2005 1:15:30 PM PST · by TransWorldForever · 109+ views
    Hey Freepers, Not to steal any thunder from FR but I wanted to let alll of you of a new web discussion forum that has been set up by the conservative student publication The Primary Source at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. We're pushing hard to get the campus involved (and start buying our idea), but maybe some of you with a spare couple minutes could show a sad bunch of liberal arts students what real blogging and and posting looks like. Thanks folks, Nick (Editor in Chief, Primary Source)
  • How to write like conservatives

    03/14/2005 5:42:32 PM PST · by rface · 84 replies · 1,996+ views
    The Tufts Daily ^ | March 2005 | Steven Ward
    In honor of Ann Coulter's visit to Tufts on March 9., here are some helpful hints for all of you aspiring right-wing pundits out there. Follow these carefully, and soon you too could be a syndicated columnist dumbing down political discourse in the pages of America's newspapers. First, you have to choose what type of article you would like to write. While there are many types of conservative opinion pieces, three common categories are the following: 1. The Michelle Malkin Rantathon. First, choose an aspect of popular culture that you find offensive. This can be anything from Janet Jackson's breast...
  • Web of Conspiracies. False rumors go from fringe staff go mainstream-again and again.

    05/18/2004 7:03:21 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 49 replies · 1,502+ views
    NRO ^ | May 18, 2004, 8:36 a.m. | Michael Rubin
    On May 13, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy berated Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at the Senate Armed Services Committee, condemning "disaster after disaster" in U.S. Iraq policy. Well before the Abu Ghraib revelations, Kennedy has sought to transform Iraqi freedom from a philosophical and strategic issue into a partisan debate, without regard either to reality or result. On April 6, Kennedy called Iraq "George Bush's Vietnam." On March 5, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy, speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations, took the president to task for allegedly exaggerating the threat posed by Iraq: "The evidence so far leads to...
  • Vicar Uses the Simpsons To Teach Christian Message(Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa become college class)

    04/05/2004 11:40:30 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies · 408+ views
    North County Times ^ | April 4, 2004 4:50 PM PDT | AP
    LONDON (AP) -- Thou shalt not have a cow. So says the gospel according to The Simpsons. America's famous dysfunctional cartoon family will be the subject of a series of evening classes by the Rev. Robin Spittle on the Christian message in the popular show. "They are a churchgoing family and they make moral decisions, some of which I agree with, some of which I don't, but either way they are a great way to open up a discussion," said Spittle. Churchgoers at All Saints Church in Kesgrave, northeast of London, have been invited to attend four classes from the...
  • Tufts Republicans Protest University ’s Pornographic “Sex Fair”

    02/20/2004 10:29:21 AM PST · by TransWorldForever · 5 replies · 211+ views
    Worldnet Daily/Tufts Republicans ^ | 2/19/2004 | Tufts Republicans
    The Republican club at Tufts University is protesting recent sex-based events on campus, encouraging students to reject the depraved "hook up" culture on campus. The club reports last week the university hosted the "Sex on the Hill" fair, which included students, administrators, and faculty taste-testing lubricants, participating in the "Condom Olympics," and marking on life-sized fully-nude drawings where they like to be rubbed, touched, kissed or licked. The group also says the Tufts student activities director, Jodie Nealley, posed as female genitalia at the event. Next week, the owner of a sex novelty store is scheduled to present a "Joys...
  • Tufts halts dog walks after protest

    01/02/2004 2:30:19 PM PST · by Holly_P · 11 replies · 162+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 01/02/04 | Jules Crittenden
    A Tufts University veterinary school student who cried foul about a canine research study found the school's dog-walking program abruptly shut down yesterday, apparently over concerns about animal-rights activists. The Grafton campus has been on a heightened state of alert since Dana Zenko and Tara Turner protested a research program in which several dogs are due to be killed so that intentional bone breaks can be studied as part of an effort to improve the treatment of fractures. Yesterday, Zenko and Turner went to the school to walk several dogs that are kept there to help students learn ``non-invasive'' veterinary...
  • Playing the bias card

    01/05/2003 9:32:41 AM PST · by Jean S · 8 replies · 267+ views
    U.S. News ^ | 1/13/03 Issue | John Leo
    Is it reasonable for a university to insist that campus Christian groups accept non-Christian or anti-Christian students as group leaders? Ask a hundred ordinary Americans and you would very likely get 99 or 100 noes. Ask Rutgers University, though, and you'd get an answer that would earn a summa cum laude for political correctness. In September, Rutgers banned a Christian group from using campus facilities and stripped the group of university funding because it selects leaders on the basis of religious belief. Rutgers is punishing the InterVarsity Multi-Ethnic Christian Fellowship for violating the university's nondiscrimination policy. That policy states that...
  • Sexual Discrimination in Graduate School Admissions?

    05/19/2003 11:45:16 AM PDT · by pabianice · 68 replies · 372+ views
    pure vanity | 5/19/03
    The Tufts University School of Medicine just graduated 81 new DVMs in its class of 2003. Of the 81 graduates, 66 are women and 15 are men. This is the same badly skewed pattern I've observed for years at Tufts. There can be only several possible explanations: 1. 4 times as many women as men apply to veterinary school 2. Women are 4 times as likely to make top marks in college and vet school aptitude tests 3. Once in vet school, men are 4 times as likely to flunk out or leave for other reasons 4. Tufts University is...
  • Postwar issues on podium at Tufts (UN Whiner Mohamed ElBaradei Alert)

    05/19/2003 6:19:14 AM PDT · by Lance Romance · 210+ views
    Boston Globe | 5/19/2003 | Benjamin Gedan
    Postwar issues on podium at Tufts By Benjamin Gedan, Globe Correspondent, 5/19/2003 EDFORD - If the United States discovers weapons of mass destruction in Iraq without a United Nations inspections team, the findings could be disputed by other countries, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said in an interview yesterday. ''There would definitely be people who would doubt the conclusion,'' Mohamed ElBaradei, the agency's director general, said before addressing graduates of Tufts University's Fletcher School. ''If they want credible information, it will have to come from an international organization,'' he said. ''That is why it is in the...
  • Teaching Kindergarten Kids About 'Human Differences' and Homosexuality Isn't 'Easy' in Newton

    04/17/2003 10:32:53 AM PDT · by Remedy · 369 replies · 5,903+ views
    Massachusetts News ^ | April 17, 2003 | MassNews Staff
    It hasn't been easy teaching children about homosexuality in the Newton schools because many parents are not happy with the plan, a social worker told the attendees at one of the Fistgate sessions held this year at Tufts University."I work in the Newton public schools, and a lot of times it can be a very reactionary group, and it has not been easy at all," said Laura Perkins, who is a social worker in the schools.Her session at Fistgate 2003 was about introducing six-year-olds to homosexual concepts. She shared books and sample lesson plans. The session was titled, "Developing Lessons...
  • Tufts University Senior Has Leadership Award PULLED After Vulgar Gesture in Anti-War Protest

    03/24/2003 1:52:14 AM PST · by CaptIsaacDavis · 25 replies · 311+ views
    Boston Globe (NYT Subsidiary) ^ | 3/22/2003 | Patrick Healy
    QUOTE/EXCERPT: "Tufts University alumni leaders have revoked an award given to a senior because of her ''inappropriate and offensive'' behavior during a recent campus protest of former President George H.W. Bush...The nonmonetary award is given for academic achievement and ''potential for leadership.''
  • Tufts senior loses award after insult to elder Bush

    03/22/2003 5:59:05 PM PST · by Mears · 28 replies · 213+ views
    The Boston globe ^ | 03-22-03 | Patrick Healy
    A Tufts senior had her Senior Award,one of the highest awards on campus,revoked by the university's Alumni Association because of her "inappropriate and offensive" behavior during a recent campus protest of former President George H.W. Bush. Elizabeth E. Monnin was accused of making a vulgar hand gesture at Bush as he chided her and other protestors who disrupted his remarks on February 26 about the 1991 Gulf War. This is the first time in the 48 year history of the Senior Award that the honow has been revoked.
  • THE 'GAY SPIN ZONE'

    08/22/2002 8:01:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 202 replies · 1,225+ views
    American Family Association ^ | August 21, 2002 | Stephen Bennett
    Day in and day out, America is getting bombarded with 'pro-gay' propaganda. It's relentless. You can't open a newspaper or magazine, listen to the radio, or turn on the television without someone, somewhere pounding the 'glories of gayness' into your brain. Stories that would never have aired or have been published twenty years ago are now common place. 'Homosexual Male Couple Proud Parents of Quadruplets.' 'Rosie and Gal Pal Kelly Expecting.' 'Male Gay Couple Crowned King and Queen of High School Prom.' What once was considered a deviant perversion, is now politically correct -- and woe to those who oppose...