13 Jul 2010
From AmPap at Catholic Vote Action:
Here’s the form response that the President of the University of Illinois is emailing (at least some of) the people who have brought their complaints over Dr. Ken Howell’s firing to the University administration:
Let me begin by thanking you for expressing your concerns. Academic freedom is at the core of our teaching and research missions. It’s vital to our ability to explore new ideas, educate our students, and promote the civil and free exchange of alternative viewpoints in a democracy.
I learned of this action on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
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09 Jul 2010
Professor Ken Howell teaches (or rather, taught) a class on Catholicism at the University of Illinois. In that class, evidently the topic of homosexuality came up and Prof Howell said he agree with the Church’s teaching. A student (who remains anonymous) had a friend file a complaint for him and continues to remain anonymous, and Prof. Howell was fired.
According to the rules of Academic Freedom, scholars have the freedom to teach or communicate ideas or facts related to their class without fear of losing their job or being arrested. However, they must avoid controversial matter that is unrelated… Read the rest...read more
04 Jun 2010
UPDATE:Yeah, I was right. Not only a ‘modeling’ job, but her goal is to be a Playboy Playmate.
What ‘cha think?
Having worked with women in the fashion industry and in television, I tend to bet a bit skeptical about her story. Citi wouldn’t hire her, train her, and then fire her…too expensive. And they’re too large of a company to not ‘cover their tracks’ if they DID fire her for dressing provocative. So I tend to think that she’s trying to get media attention and some sort of “modeling” job. Especially after I read some of her … Read the rest...read more
01 Apr 2010
Did he do the right thing? Vote in the poll here.
Neal McDonough is a marvelous actor who elevates every role he plays, whether it’s in Band of Brothers or Desperate Housewives. So when he was suddenly replaced with David James Elliott 3 days into the filming on ABC’s new series Scoundrels earlier this week, there had to be a story behind the story.
The move was officially explained as a casting change. But, in fact, McDonough was sacked because of his refusal to do some heated love scenes with babelicious … Read the rest...read more