February 19, 2010

Former staff member files gender discrimination lawsuit

By Mike Mcphee

A former staff sergeant of the University’s Department of Public Safety has filed a civil rights suit against the University, claiming that she was the victim of gender discrimination during her employment.

Patricia James, who was hired in February 2007, documented a variety of incidents of alleged gender discrimination during November and December 2007, according to reporting by The Daily Item. University officials have contested the validity of her claims. (read full article)

Frank Warren talks postcards, secrets and suicide prevention

By Alexis Karn
Assistant News Editor

There are two kinds of secrets—those we hide from others, and those we hide from ourselves. Frank Warren, the creator of the PostSecret Web log (blog), shared this premise at a lecture on Tuesday night in the University’s Weis Center for the Performing Arts, sponsored by the University Student Lectureship Committee.

Warren started the project in 2004 by handing out 3,000 postcards to strangers on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C. Warren said he was surprised by the positive response, and after a year of displaying the postcards on the blog, he had received over 20,000 cards from around the world.” (read full article)


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