Opinion: TCU should not support campus carry

first_img Previous articleOPINION: TCU should have campus carryNext articleA non-traditional student balances family and education Erika Simonson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin ReddIt printErika Simonson is senior political science majorTCU’s duty is to create the best possible academic environment for our faculty, staff and students, and that is only achieved by remaining a firearm-free campus. Many argue that our Second Amendment rights should take precedent over our right to make our campus the best place for students and professors. However, a record of the minutes from the 1824 University of Virginia board meeting reveals that even Thomas Jefferson and James Madison agreed that universities should prohibit “the keep or use of weapons or arms of any kind, or [even] gun powder” on campuses. The right to bear arms on a private campus has never existed here. Therefore, opting out does not interfere with our Second Amendment rights, which seems to be the only ground the advocates of campus carry have to stand on.Our campus discourse should always remain free and without threat if we want to have the most productive academic conversations. The discussions that happen in real-world court rooms, town halls and judges’ chambers are protected by gun-free zones, so why should our academic discourse on campus be any different? Having even legal guns on campus increases the potential for them to be obtained by people who did not previously have access to a firearm. Professors fear they will not be able to grade students accurately or discuss certain topics in class because even now they are threatened with violence for these issues. Imagine those same outraged students with guns stolen from people on campus. One of the leading contributing factors to suicide is access to a firearm. We could be putting the gun in a depressed student’s hand.TCU police, veterans on campus and other students have expressed major concern in these areas, and rightfully so. While these concerns are just possibilities of having guns on campus, they are real disadvantages that outweigh the nearly nonexistent benefits of campus carry. Facebook TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history This author does not have any more posts. Linkedin Erika Simonson ReddIt Facebooklast_img read more

Terry Wogan dies after battle with cancer

first_imgFirst Irish death from Coronavirus PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the veteran broadcaster and much loved Limerick man Terry Wogan who has died at the age of 77 following his battle with cancer.Born in Limerick in August 1938, Sir Michael Terrence Wogan began his career at RTÉ as a radio presenter before taking to the screen in entertainment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Wogan moved to the UK in 1966 after The BBC approached the Limerick man in what was to be the start of a distinguished career.‘Wake Up to Wogan’ on BBC Radio 2 in 2009 had eight million regular listeners, making him the most listened-to radio broadcaster in Europe.An tUachtarán Michael D Higgins declared that he had learned with sadness of the death of ” one of the great figures of broadcasting,” noting Terry Wogan’s distinguished contribution to television and in particular to the medium of radio.“People in Ireland will remember his early career in Irish broadcasting, ”President Higgins added, recalling how his move to Britain saw his voice become “the most often quoted, favourite radio voices.”His rise to the top of radio listenership in the United Kingdom was, An tUachtarán declared, “a great tribute to his breadth of knowledge and in particular his unique, very personal sense of humour.”“It is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of legendary broadcaster Terry Wogan,”Taoiseach Enda Kenny declared, noting that the veteran broadcaster’s sense of humour and wit were `unparalleled.‘“He graced the top of his broadcasting profession for decades as a reassuring voice on the BBC. As an Irishman, Terry Wogan occupied a special place in British listeners’ hearts and he acted in no small way as a bridge between Ireland and Britain.”The Taoiseach signalled the “entertaining, and often unforgiving, commentary of the Eurovision Song Contest (which) provided viewers here and in Britain with endless entertainment.” Mr Kenny declared that “our deepest condolences go to his family at this time.”Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Camerin said “I grew up listening to him on the radio and watching him on TV. His charm and wit always made me smile.” Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSfeaturedTerry Wogan NewsBreaking newsTerry Wogan dies after battle with cancerBy Staff Reporter – January 31, 2016 762 Print Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter Linkedincenter_img Email WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleOpinion – Nothing ‘Dodged’Next articleExit: Creative Limerick’s property scheme for the arts Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

Weekly unemployment claims fall, continuing trend

first_imgWeekly unemployment claims fell last week, continuing a downward trend since a spike at the end of 2009. For the week of February 6, 2010, there were 947 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 125 from the week before. Altogether 14,826 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 135 from a week ago and 1,968 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 5,045 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 14 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 3,478 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is an increase of 108 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)last_img read more

Honduras Asks United States for Radar and Helicopters for Fight Against Drug Trafficking

first_img Honduras has asked the United States for a radar and helicopters to strengthen the fight against drug trafficking, announced General René Osorio, the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Honduran Armed Forces. “We’re requesting a radar because those are the eyes that we have to have. Small planes enter and leave the country, and we can’t monitor them. A radar would be a help to us. (…) We need support from cooperating countries,” Osorio said. At a meeting with U.S. embassy personnel, the military chief told reporters, “we made them [the United States] see the need for a radar,” while he calculated the cost of the device at around $120 million dollars. In Osorio’s estimation, “the important thing is to have a radar and a fleet of helicopters,” said the high-ranking officer, who also spoke about the Honduran Armed Forces’ needs. Frequently, he indicated, military personnel receive information “that a small plane is coming” with drugs, in departments such as Colón and Olancho (in eastern Honduras), where the drug traffickers “have acted freely,” since the country does not have the appropriate equipment to track them. The United States has supported Honduras in operations to combat drug trafficking and participates in joint patrols along both coasts, in addition to having a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) office operating on Honduran territory, but Osorio insisted that the country urgently needs a radar. In November 2011, Washington donated two Maule MXT-7-180 light small planes to Honduras. Ninety percent of the cocaine consumed in the United States, according to that country’s officials, passes through Central America on its way from South America, and the cartels have obtained the collaboration of fishermen and local residents, resulting in an increase in local trafficking and drug use, as well as violence. By Dialogo January 04, 2012last_img read more

CUNA gains 78 new members

first_imgAs of Oct. 9, CUNA had gained 78 new members, according to Vice President of Member Relations and Strategic Development Jeff Carpenter.In an interview with CU Times, Carpenter also said of the 78, 14 were state-chartered credit unions and 64 had federal charters.CUNA’s total membership was 5,245, marking a 1.5% annualized gain. Additionally, that figure represents 85% of all credit unions, he said. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Coronavirus: German football reluctant to play behind closed doors

first_imgBerlin: While Swiss, French, and Italian sports are shutting down doors due to the coronavirus outbreak, it gives Germany a very different picture. The reason might be the federal political system with local health authorities deciding in states and smaller regions about to run large-scale events or not.The German health minister’s recommendation, to consider canceling all events with more than 1000 people, isn’t compulsory but rather a suggestion.Despite that, German football fans might have to turn on their television sets to watch their favorite club play, reports Xinhua news agency.While Borussia Dortmund is facing a game behind closed doors in the last-16-round second leg in Paris, the authorities of the City Leipzig have decided to implement specific precautionary measures but run the game of RB Leipzig against Tottenham Hotspur with fans allowed on the stands.The City of Stuttgart made a similar decision for the second division top game of VfB Stuttgart against Arminia Bielefeld this Monday evening. Visitors will have their temperature checked at the gate by security.In Northern-Rhine Westphalia, the state with the highest rate of infection in Germany, things might end differently.The famous derby of Dortmund against Schalke this Saturday afternoon might have to take place behind closed doors. The state’s health minister Karl-Josef Laumann announced that a corresponding directive would be issued shortly. The Northern-Rhine Westphalian government intends to follow the German health minister’s advice.The intention might affect the postponed Bundesliga match between Moenchengladbach against Cologne, rescheduled for this Wednesday evening. City authorities said a decision would be announced by Tuesday.Meanwhile, Christian Seifert has announced that the games of the first three leagues must take place due to scheduling difficulties. The chairman of the Deutsche Fubball Liga (the German league association) said the season has to be finished orderly to provide facts regarding promotion and participation in international competitions.Clubs and associations said they keep close contact with health authorities, and decisions could change on a short-term basis.Cologne sporting director Horst Heldt said open-air events such as football games couldn’t be compared to in-doors sports events. Several other sports events, such as Badminton, have been called off.Bayern Munich professionals such as Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich expressed understanding for drastic measures but said football without fans wouldn’t provide the same atmosphere. Players and coaches might have to get prepared for a game in silence. IANSAlso Read: China paddlers shine at ITTF German OpenAlso Watch: Doul Govinda Temple agog as Holi beginslast_img read more