'snowbusters' primed for winter's worst
When the weather delivers
a one-two punch, a special group of TU employees is itching to fight
Winter dawn is the color
The trees stiffen into
place like burnt nerves.
Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963
Waking in Winter
Art Center classes to begin next week
Winter art classes for children, teens and adults
Beginning January 18 and 22
Enrollment Services, off Osler Drive
Learn from highly qualified professional artists and educators
in a noncredit, noncompetitive
and positive atmosphere
For more information, call Bonnie Reynolds, x42351.
eye for media, administration
Martha Joynt Kumar, Department
of Political Science, told nationally syndicated columnist Helen
Thomas that "it is now--and always has been--bad practice to
blur the lines between being a journalist and serving the government
in an official capacity." Thomas' column focused on conservative
commentator Armstrong Williams' admission that the U.S. Department
of Education paid him $240,000 to promote the Bush administration's
"No Child Left Behind" program.
deserves new trial, then prison
Richard Vatz, Department
of Mass Communication and Communication Studies argued in his op-ed
piece that the decision by a Texas appeals court throwing out Andrea
Yates' convictions in the drowning deaths of her five children and
ordering a new trial should not affect the ultimate disposition
of her case. He wrote that Yates should, after the new trial, "be
incarcerated for the rest of her life because I believe she knew
precisely what she was doing."
To the editor:
Comics can put reticent readers on the right path
The Sun, January
Kate Power, Department
of Elementary Education, cautioned about the collaboration with
the Walt Disney Co. mentioned in the January 4 feature, "Comics
being drawn into lesson plans to encourage students to learn."
While encouraged by the comics initiatives, she urged readers to
"remember that although Disney characters appeal to children,
they are also advertisements. Disney does not need more access to
the hearts and minds of our children than it already has."