December 13, 2021

Free Speech

Professors’ free speech rights can clash with public universities’ interest in managing their employees as they choose

Heavener Hall Archway, one entrance to the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. University of Florida Helen Norton, University of Colorado Boulder University of Florida officials in November blocked three professors from offering expert testimony in a lawsuit that challenged recently enacted state voting restrictions. But the university soon reversed course amid a public outcry.

Arts & Culture

Prescott-Raised and Returning As Professional Musicians

Few youth who study music pursue a degree in classical music. Of those that do, it seems that a minority of those continue in a career in music. Last I checked, roughly 25% of my music college classmates were professionally involved in music. Perhaps we see better odds when considering youth from Prescott. For years Prescott’s Yavapai

Northern Arizona University

Planetary scientists discover evidence of brief presence of water in Arabia Terra on Mars

As part of a team of collaborators from Northern Arizona University and Johns Hopkins University, NAU Ph.D. candidate Ari Koeppel recently discovered that water was once present in a region of Mars called Arabia Terra.  Arabia Terra is in the northern latitudes of Mars. Named in 1879 by Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, this ancient land covers an area slightly larger than

Opinion

Opinion: Change the Bill of Rights? Don’t Be So Sure

We live in a time of division and uncertainty. Some people say that the only path forward is to fundamentally “update” our government, including such basic documents as the Bill of Rights. At first glance, it might seem like a good idea. After all, the Bill of Rights changed the original Constitution by adding 10

News

IQ Differences in the American States

(This article was originally published in November of 2010.) As has been widely reported, the demographic changes set in motion by the immigration reform of 1965 are reducing whites to a minority in the United States. The proportion of whites is not, however, changing at the same rate in all regions, which means that while

Media

Fox anchor Chris Wallace makes his own news with move to CNN

Veteran anchor Chris Wallace has left Fox News after 18 years for CNN, dealing a significant blow to Fox’s news operation at a time that it has been overshadowed by the network’s opinion side. Wallace delivered the surprising news that he was leaving at the end of the “Fox News Sunday” show he moderates, and

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