Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775
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The publication of political cartoons in a Danish newspaper depicting images of the Prophet Mohammed recently sparked violent protests and riots by Muslims worldwide. But these renditions of Islam's founder have stirred up questions throughout the free world about some basic constitutional rights, like freedom of religion and freedom of the press. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and...
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New station intrigues, as it puts some wartime issues on the radar
Ask any random student, professor or administrator at Swarthmore College and they'll confirm that the majority of those on campus simply didn't support the American invasion of Iraq, which is not unusual for a university with such strong Quaker and pacifist roots. So what can be made of the fact that the administration at the liberal-arts institution - which does...
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"I planted a tree," 5-year-old Sam Schulz proudly declared. He hadn't actually placed a seed in the ground yet, but the budding arborist had - with the help of a volunteer at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania in Chestnut Hill - placed a seed for a dawn redwood inside a plastic cup. Sam was one of about...
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Laura Pound Somers- JE Feature
It's rush hour in Philadelphia. As hundreds of workers pour into Suburban Station, a noxious gas fills the train platforms. People start to choke and gag. There is no respite, no escape, as emergency personnel arrive on the chaotic scene. Luckily, this scenario isn't real - but domestic-security teams throughout Philadelphia and Pennsylvania know that it could be. That's why...
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As a football player, Alan Veingrad followed a strict training regiment to get himself from 215 pounds at the end of high school - undersized for an offensive lineman - to a solid 290 pounds during the prime of his career in the National Football League. "Everything was laid out. How many repetitions [to do], how much weight goes on...
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