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Mirecki hospitalized after beating

I'm reserving opinion on whether this was a hoax or not for awhile longer. I just wanted to point out that it's possible police are not releasing everything they and Mirecki know to the local newspaper, such as they are doing with the exact location. Just pointing out a possibility.

And regardless of anyone's side in this issue, if Mirecki was beaten, it's a horrible act no matter what he said or did.

December 5, 2005 at 7:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU course creates furor in Topeka

The state legislature should have no say whatever in the content of KU courses offered. That's what academic freedom is all about, and its one of the most important freedoms an educated nation could have.

As religious fundamentalism rises in the U.S, not just in Kansas, it's only more important to understand the causes, motivations, and potential effects of the religious fervor when it conflicts with science.

If Hemenway or anyone else in the University feels there's a problem with a course, there are ways to deal with that that don't involve the state congresspeople throwing a hissy fit because someone offended their sensibilities.

November 29, 2005 at 8:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )