Monthly Archives: November 2012

What happens when a father learns his son has Asperger’s Syndrome?

And how would two U.S. presidents help him understand and love his son? Here is the story. Advertisements

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Was Mitt Romney kidding himself when he thought he would win the presidency?

The New Republic suggests the answer: no. Here’s why.

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Was a college volleyball coach fired because he is gay?

He says yes. His university says no. You decide.

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Which way?

One man from New York reminded everyone of the importance of home. He had seen Washington; he had felt power. He wanted to get back to his roots. One woman from California reminded everyone of the importance of the road. … Continue reading

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Palestine gets an important recognition from the UN, but…

…there remain many hurdles in its effort to achieve statehood. The New York Times takes a look at the U.N. decision, including why the U.S. and Israel were opposed to it.

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A wonderful evening at the Duquesne Club and Heinz Hall

Two of my students and I enjoyed quite the treat Thursday evening. We met journalist Lisa Ling and heard her presentation as part of the RMU Speaker Series, a lecture she delivered at Pittsburgh’s wonderful Heinz Hall. Before the speech, … Continue reading

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Moretti goes Gangnam Style!!

No, I’m not kidding. I have gone “Gangnam Style”. Whomp…whomp…whomp…whomp…whomp…Gangnam Style!

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