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Most of All, I am Offended as a Muslim - Commentary

Most of All, I am Offended as a Muslim - Commentary

January 03, 2023

Amna Khalid, an associate professor of history at Carleton College (MN) and host of the podcast Banished, writes: Something happened, right here in Minnesota, that I find deeply offensive. On October 6, during a class on Islamic art that was part of a global survey course in art history, a professor at Hamline University offered students an optional exercise: Analyze and discuss a 14th-century Islamic painting that depicts the Archangel Gabriel delivering to the Prophet Muhammad his first Quranic revelation. Before showing a slide of the painting, the instructor issued a content warning and spent over two minutes providing context about the controversies surrounding depictions of Muhammad. 
Amna Khalid, an associate professor of history at Carleton College (MN) and host of the podcast Banished, writes: Something happened, right here in Minnesota, that I find deeply offensive. On October 6, during a class on Islamic art that was part of a global survey course in art history, a professor at Hamline University offered students an optional exercise: Analyze and discuss a 14th-century Islamic painting that depicts the Archangel Gabriel delivering to the Prophet Muhammad his first Quranic revelation. Before showing a slide of the painting, the instructor issued a content warning and spent over two minutes providing context about the controversies surrounding depictions of Muhammad. 

January 03, 2023

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USA Today

Classic Cars in McPherson Are Among Unusual Majors That Help Small Colleges Stand Tall

Classic Cars in McPherson Are Among Unusual Majors That Help Small ...

December 22, 2022

So polished is the finish of the classic car that, like a mirror, it reflects the reverential faces staring at it.
Only 203 of this version of the iconic 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet were ever built. They sold for three times the price of a Cadillac and were snapped up as status symbols by the likes of Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant and Gary Cooper. Those famous names aren’t what interest the people in this garage bay, though. Their obsession is the car itself, which has been under restoration for six years by students here at McPherson College in sparsely settled central Kansas, in the hope that it will win the world’s most prestigious classic car event next summer: the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
So polished is the finish of the classic car that, like a mirror, it reflects the reverential faces staring at it.
Only 203 of this version of the iconic 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet were ever built. They sold for three times the price of a Cadillac and were snapped up as status symbols by the likes of Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant and Gary Cooper. Those famous names aren’t what interest the people in this garage bay, though. Their obsession is the car itself, which has been under restoration for six years by students here at McPherson College in sparsely settled central Kansas, in the hope that it will win the world’s most prestigious classic car event next summer: the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

December 22, 2022

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ABC-13, Lynchburg, VA

University of Lynchburg Announces Layoffs Due to Budget Deficit

University of Lynchburg Announces Layoffs Due to Budget Deficit

December 20, 2022

The University of Lynchburg (VA) is shrinking its workforce to deal with a budget deficit. The school said this has been months in the making as they reimagine the university with the goal of being more efficient in spending.
Michael Jones is the VP of Communications for U of L and said the goal is for the university to balance its budget. "As a result of that, we will be eliminating four non-tenure-tracked faculty positions for the next academic year," Jones explained. Jones said the elimination of those positions won't happen until the fall of 2023.
The University of Lynchburg (VA) is shrinking its workforce to deal with a budget deficit. The school said this has been months in the making as they reimagine the university with the goal of being more efficient in spending.
Michael Jones is the VP of Communications for U of L and said the goal is for the university to balance its budget. "As a result of that, we will be eliminating four non-tenure-tracked faculty positions for the next academic year," Jones explained. Jones said the elimination of those positions won't happen until the fall of 2023.

December 20, 2022

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Slate

Why One Small College Was Able to Cut Its Tuition by 62 Percent

Why One Small College Was Able to Cut Its Tuition by 62 Percent

December 20, 2022

Colby-Sawyer College, a small private school tucked away in New Hampshire, is making the surprising choice to lower its undergraduate tuition by about 62 percent. That means that undergraduate students who start next fall will have to pay $17,500 in tuition each year, instead of the previous $46,000. On its face, that seems like a pretty big deal, since among private four-year institutions, tuition is on average about $37,641 annually. But lest you think that this announcement is a genuine effort to bring about financial relief to those suffering from the student debt crisis, realize that this is mainly a savvy marketing ploy.
Colby-Sawyer College, a small private school tucked away in New Hampshire, is making the surprising choice to lower its undergraduate tuition by about 62 percent. That means that undergraduate students who start next fall will have to pay $17,500 in tuition each year, instead of the previous $46,000. On its face, that seems like a pretty big deal, since among private four-year institutions, tuition is on average about $37,641 annually. But lest you think that this announcement is a genuine effort to bring about financial relief to those suffering from the student debt crisis, realize that this is mainly a savvy marketing ploy.

December 20, 2022

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Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN

Rob Vischer Selected as University of St. Thomas President

Rob Vischer Selected as University of St. Thomas President

December 20, 2022

Law school Dean Rob Vischer will serve as the next president for the University of St. Thomas, after holding the role in an interim capacity for six months. Vischer, 52, will be the second layperson to lead the 137-year-old Catholic institution based in St. Paul. The first was Julie Sullivan, who also was the first woman to lead the university, and who left this past summer to take a similar job in California.
 
Law school Dean Rob Vischer will serve as the next president for the University of St. Thomas, after holding the role in an interim capacity for six months. Vischer, 52, will be the second layperson to lead the 137-year-old Catholic institution based in St. Paul. The first was Julie Sullivan, who also was the first woman to lead the university, and who left this past summer to take a similar job in California.
 

December 20, 2022

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