Keri Fulton

Student editors mull Muhammad depictions

Students at U.S. universities are speaking out through their school newspapers in response to the international uproar over the Danish editorial cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, founder of the Islamic religion. A student editor at Harvard University was suspended from the position after printing the highly disputed cartoons. The Harvard Salient ran them with an […]

Rare panda cub woos visitors to National Zoo

Tai Shan, the four-month-old panda cub at the National Zoo in Washington D.C., has become a national favorite with fans across the nation scrambling for tickets to see him. “Its amazing to me personally, the volume of enthusiasm and interest the cub is receiving from the public,” said National Zoo spokesman John Gibbons. Gibbons said […]

Marijuana legalization in Denver has proponents planning

Denver citizens voted earlier this month to legalize marijuana use for some residents, a success that has activists planning further initiatives. On Nov. 1, a measure that made possession of marijuana legal for citizens over the age of 21 passed with 54 percent approval. However, the substance is still illegal under state and federal law, […]

Part-time profs rally for higher wages, benefits

Part-time college teachers on campuses across the nation dressed up as ghosts and monsters for the first week of November and handed out peanuts to strangers. “What do elephants and adjuncts have in common?” said signs that they held. “They both work for peanuts.” Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 marked Campus Equity Week, an event […]

Graduate entrance exam faces changes

By next October, the Graduate Record Exam will have completed its biggest makeover in 55 years. Students around the country take the Graduate Record Exam, or GRE, each year as they apply to graduate schools. Admissions officials use scores from the test to predict how applicants may perform in graduate school. Based on data gathered […]

Demand rising for professional “future scholars”

Abraham Lincoln once said that “the best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.” That may have been true in the 18th century. Yet with an emerging academic discipline geared towards predicting future events, businesses, organizations and governments do not have to consult Miss Cleo to find out […]