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After reading the article about the Saint Xavier University suspending professor, Peter N. Kiresten for his reply to an e-mail I completely felt that the president, Richard A Yanikoski was in the wrong. I do not feel that the professor did any harm to the University for his Reply to the e-mail. The Cadet from the Air Force Academy sent the e-mail out with the intention of receiving a reply. He especially target Professor Kiresten as on of the many that would receive his e-mail. Professor Kiresten gave the cadet the reply he was looking for. The cadet didn't ask to be treated nicely in his replies. He sent an e-mail stating a certain point of view and professor Kiresten sent a reply stating his point of view. The University suspended professors Kiresten because they said that his reply to the e-mail reflected the opinions of the University and made the school look bad. Even though He used his own personal e-mail account to reply to the e-mail. I could see if the professor used his school e-mail account to reply that how it my have been seen as a reflection of the school, but not his personal account. His personal account is in no way linked to the University and is a free medium for communication. So therefore he should not be punished for this act. I feel that professor Kiresten did the right thing by using his personal e-mail account. By using his personal account he was signifying that the replay was his own personal point of view and in no way linked to any other affiliation. In higher forms of education teachers are given the right to teach their own religious and political views. So why should they be limited to what they can profess as their personal views outside the classroom...
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Privacy in America: Workplace Drug Testing December 31, 1997 Today, in some industries, taking a drug test is as routine as filling out a job application. In fact, workplace drug testing is up 277 percent from 1987; despite the fact that random drug testing is unfair, often inaccurate and unproven as a means of stopping drug use. But because there are few laws protecting our privacy in the workplace, millions of American workers are tested yearly, even though they aren't suspected of drug use. As a soldier in the United States Army, I am subjected to random drug testing on a constant basis. I know first hand how degrading and uncomfortable it is to have a junior ranking employee observe you 100% while doing one of the most personal body functions we do. However, random drug testing does not discriminate against anyone in the U.S. Army. Employers have the right to expect workers not to be high or drunk on the job. But they shouldn't have the right to require employees to prove their innocence by taking a drug test. I strongly support pre-employment and pre-enlistment drug testing as a means for qualifying an individual for a position. However, unless an employer as valid suspicions, i.e., injury, excessive absenteeism, or first hand knowledge, I do not believe in random drug testing. It is not right for individuals with unblemished work records to be taken away from their duties to be humiliated and forced to urinate in a cup with a "licensed" observer. That's not how America should work. INVASION AND ERROR Routine drug tests are intrusive. Often, another person is there to observe the employee to ensure there is no specimen tampering. Even indirect observation can be degrading; typically, workers must remove their outer garments and urinate in a bathroom in which the water supply has been turned...
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Trainers Tip (Research) Laying Down The Right Memory? Have you ever had this happen to you? One of your learners leaves the workshop, starts to implement some of their new discoveries into the workplace and someone says to them, "you don't do it like that". They promptly reply "Yes you do, David told us it was how we do it on the course last week". The truth is, you never said anything of the sort. So why is this person trying to get us into trouble. Well they're not. They really do believe that what they are doing is exactly what you said. It's the same reason why, when several people witness an incident, the police immediately separate the witnesses and ask for their statements in isolation - to stop 'cross contamination' of witness accounts ie of one person thinking they saw something just because someone else said they had seen it. Research from the world of neuroscience tells us that memories and experiences are not stored in a single location of the brain (we used to think of memories as being like little video clips held in a single specific area in the brain and we just needed to trigger the 'play button' to recall everything). The reality is that each part of an experience is laid-down in a different part of the brain - the visual aspect in the visual area (Occipital lobe), motor skills in one or more of the motor control areas in the frontal and parietal lobes etc. When we want to recall an experience (memory), the brain recalls all it's component parts from each storage area and re-constructs the whole memory. Scientists suggest that it is best to think of memory as a process rather than a specific location in the brain. Back to our original situation -...
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Spike Lee, with his film, "Do the Right Thing," creates a microcosm of America's melting pot. The characters of the film are used to represent the diverse cultures that compose the American landscape. In large cities comprised of dense population, diverse cultures are forced to co-exist. In many instances, communities separate themselves as much socially and physically as possible, creating intangible barriers that progressively lead toward the growth of racial tension. Eventually, this prejudice disease spreads so far it almost becomes socially acceptable, as Slotkin argues, stating, "Hostility toward 'hyphenated Americans' was a normal part of the rhetoric of respectable politicians and newspaper editors" (105). In fact, it is my belief that progressive racial tension, in inner city urban areas, serves as a catalyst for violence, drug abuse, and poverty. "Do the Right Thing" showcases all aspects of modern American prejudice. Sal's famous pizzeria symbolizes a minority attempting to prosper in an area dominated by the majority, which, in this case, Spike Lee chooses to make the African-American community, portraying the Italians as the minority. In doing so, he creates an extremely unbiased, objective analyzation of this problem. He shows that no generalized group of people, or the individuals that compose them, are completely innocent. Spike emphasizes this in a montage of sequences in which various characters, all different in race and occupation, face the camera and confesses their true feelings towards other minorities. Another clever device Spike Lee utilizes is in his archetypal portrayal of his characters. This archetype is best characterized by Donald Bogle, in his article entitled, "Black Beginnings," in which he divides the classical depiction of African-Americans into groups. Each of Spike Lee's characters fall into these groups. The Mayor is a modern twist on the "Uncle Tom" persona. Spike Lee's character, Mookie, satirizes features of the "Tragic...
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"Do The Right Thing" Essay Think harder. We want you to think harder and have more insightful thoughts in this English class. Think outside the lines. These were a few of the phrases that I have heard since I have heard since I began my adventure into English 101. So when I was asked to write a paper dealing with Spike Lee's masterpiece, "Do The Right Thing," I chose to expand my thinking past all the normal themes. Sure, the normal themes are great, and you can't go wrong with general. In a pinch, take general over adventurous each and every time. Nothing wrong with being safe. What are some "safe" themes that occur in "Do The Right Thing?" Racism is one, and it's present throughout the movie. However, this is a tired subject, thus has been written about by more authors than I care to count. Discrimination? Sorry, this is just a subdivision of racism, this one has had a few papers written about it as well. Those were all excellent choices for a paper, and I'm sure that someone has won a Pulitzer for them, so let's leave those topics alone. Hawk 2 My best friend, John Frerichs, once told me, "Dare to be different." I thought that I would take John's advice for this paper, seeing as how he is at Duke, and I'm at WWU. I figure that alone has to mean he knows what he is talking about. Now pay close attention, this is where the paper takes a turn for the better. What does almost every movie have? Look beyond the great special effects and beautiful actors. Look at the script, still can't figure it out? Here are a few clues: Batman and Joker, Sherlock Holmes and Moriardi, Cinderella and Evil Stepmother. Notice the similarities? Heroes and villains. In...
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In every great literary work, there is a symbolic element, and irony, making the author's message more tangible and realistic. As we compare the novels, Sophie's World, Moby Dick, and East of Eden, we start to see two respective themes in common that the author expresses. One of which, is freewill, the power of choice and the other good vs. evil. As the drama increases, we start to see that both themes become interdependent of one another. In the three novels, these are in fact the two major themes that lead to the climatic scenes. In the novel, Sophie's World, Gaarder (the author) incorporates literature, history and philosophy together. Sophie Amundson, who is the protagonist of the book, becomes enlightened with philosophical schooling through the mail by a man name, Alberto Knag. Although when reading this book, you then start to realize that Sophie Amundson wasn't an ordinary character. In fact she wasn't real. Albert Knox, a real character in the book, made Sophie up to enlighten his daughter, Hilde with the questions of life. Even though his intentions were genuinely good, he represents the evil of the book in Sophie's World, whereas Sophie represents the good. Albert Knag is writing Sophie's life. He basically controls her mentality, and her physical well-being, yet he isn't god. In reality the only freedom that Sophie has is what Alberto allows. Yet, despite the fact that Sophie is a figment of Alberto's imagination, she's still able to break free from her fate and exercise some of her own thoughts as well. In the novel Moby Dick, the narrator, Ishmael tells the story of his adventures whaling with a rather odd and diverse crew. The good and the evil vary in this book because there are so many comparisons. One that caught my eye was when...
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In the poem, "To the Right Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth" by Phillis Wheatley it gives insight into an African-American artist's position during Wheatley's era by stating that it's great to have freedom now and the hope that noone else has to ever go through that. Wheatley's speaker does not believe that an artist can create indefinitely without recognition from beyond him or herself which is shown in the quote, "May heav'nly grace the sacred sanction give To all thy works, and thou forever live Not only on the wings of fleeting Fame, Through praise immortal crowns the patriot's name." The speaker believes that an artist in Heaven will get to meet God and live in his great home. The speaker seems to be experencing the fact that she is dying and about to finally meet her God. There is some information on Phillis Wheatley's poem " To the Right Honorable William, Earl of Darmouth." In Jonathan Edwards "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" he made the depicton of God benefit he congregation by making them strenghten their faith in God. Edward told the congregation how to get stronger faith. They needed to become saved and once the did, they needed to follow God closer. On the other hand, some of his congregation could have been damaged by this sermon. They might lose faith and hope of ever pleasing God to be able to go to Heaven. Most of the Congregation the would be damaged are the ones he considered "sinners" which meant they weren't born again. Of course, most of his congregation wouldn't believe that Jonathan Edwards was talking about them. This is because most church goers think that since they go to church they will automatically go to Heaven. Those people would be hipicritical in the manner that they would judge others as...
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"I would challenge our society as a whole to move beyond the 'why' and focus on the fact that gay people 'are'" Richard Tyler. Being gay in today's society is probably one of the most difficult things to face considering only approximately 10% of the world's population is gay, according to homosexual advocy groups. Although many more people are openly gay than previous years, their civil rights are not properly addressed. The legal issues concerning the establishment of gay rights in many countries around the world is something most people don't want to think about, let alone talk about. One of the most important legal issues for gay people throughout the world is the right to get married. This idea seems an absurdity to many individuals who oppose gay rights on religious grounds or those who believe that gay marriages threaten and even violate the sanctity of the traditional values of marriage. The majority of society needs to understand all the aspects of what being gay means, and move beyond the ignorant stereotypes they have believed in all their lives. People need to understand that being gay is not an individual choice, but a fact of who they really are and is something individuals cannot change even if they wished to. One of the main gay stereotypes is promiscuity, and the inability to form lasting relationships. This shows society's hypocrisy especially for North America, whose divorce rate is 43% according to the American for Divorce Reform Association. On a closer examination of gay couples, it is obvious that the values they exhibit in their daily lives are often indistinguishable from those of their straight neighbors. They value and participate in family life, are committed to making their neighborhoods and communities safer and better places to live, and honor and abide by...
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The French Revolution is a turning point in history, where the traditional social and political structures gave way to new forces and ideas of liberty, equality and fraternity. France provided crucial assistance in the American Revolution that launched the United States as an independent republic. Many French officers who served in the American Revolution arrived home exhilarated by the ideals of liberty and equality that they saw in the New World. The Revolution had helped to foster the idea of human rights in France and would lead to the creation of a modern republic. In the 1760's France lost the Seven Years War to Britain and subsequently its valuable North American lands and markets. The royal financial mismanagement and self –indulgences only worsened the situation. King Louis XV wasted enormous sums of money on costly wars, personal luxuries and a corrupt and extravagant administration. He failed to affect the tax reforms and other measures necessary to replenish the treasury. Louis XV managed to alienate a majority of the French people and made them distrust the monarchy. The lack of confidence in the government served to heighten the social and political unrest in the nation. France's old political-social order, the ancien régime was rigid, class oriented and unjust. Their structure, based upon a pyramid with the monarchy at the top and peasants at the bottom, was the basic model for many European societies at the time. What made the French society different from the others was that the social pyramid was plagued with conflicts and tensions that were becoming more apparent. Most of the non-privileged in France were superior to those elsewhere in Europe; they enjoyed a greater degree of freedom and a growing middleclass, having acquired wealth. Because there was more wealth and more enlightenment, the French were more forcefully discontent with...
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