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Finding the female techies

Published on April 16th, 2012 | by

Much has been written about the lack of female engineers, developers and other STEM occupations, but now online craft marketplace Etsy is collaborating with New York City’s Hacker School to do something about it. This month, …
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‘War on Women’ is not a myth

Published on April 10th, 2012 | by

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was apparently the last person to find out about what is being called the Republican Party’s “War on Women.” Last week, Priebus insisted the idea that Republican legislators have been …
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Yo Ho Haul Together by David Haydon

Can’t afford not to care

Published on April 2nd, 2012 | by

    Even after the second anniversary of its passing, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act remains a magnet for controversy. Much of the act has yet to go into effect, but as provisions become …
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Voter ID bill disenfranchises

Published on March 21st, 2012 | by

After lengthy consideration, the US Department of Justice has wisely denied pre-clearance under the Voting Rights Act to Texas’ planned voter ID legislation. The 1964 act requires that counties or states with a history of discriminating …
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Students do away with Chick-fil-A

Published on March 5th, 2012 | by

Last week, Northeastern University’s Student Senate voted to halt plans to include a Chick-fil-A location on campus because of their donations to anti-gay organizations. Spokeswoman for the college Renata Nyul said the university is happy with …
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| Kathleen Kennedy/The Daily Cougar

Religious freedom after death

Published on February 27th, 2012 | by

For years, posthumous proxy baptism, or baptism for the deceased, has been a regular practice in the Church of Latter Day Saints. Originally, the practice was intended to soothe converts to the Mormon faith. They feared …
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Covering the costs makes sense

Published on February 12th, 2012 | by

You have likely heard about the debate regarding employer-sponsored contraception coverage over the last few weeks. The Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 requires full coverage for preventative care services beginning in August. While many services …
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