Guns in classrooms...I wish I was making this up

| April 7, 2009 - 10:32 pm

Tags: students, Texas, universities

There is a bill in the Texas state house (HB 1893) that is calling for allowing concealed handguns to be allowed on college campuses across the entire state of Texas. As is, the bill will allow licenced gun owners over the age of 21 to bring their firearms into classrooms, college cafeterias, student unions, etc.

A Conservative Campus' Electoral Blacklash

| November 7, 2008 - 1:56 am

Tags: Barack Obama, conservative campus, racism

The following is an article from Baylor's newspaper written by a YP4 fellow: 

Noose ignites tempers on campus

addressing the non-existent problem

| September 17, 2008 - 7:55 pm

Tags: rape, student activism

While reading a posting on feministing about the tactics that people use to get statistics out about rape I came to think about the task that lies before me.

Calvin Williams is Living Liberally

| July 9, 2008 - 2:09 pm

I know you all want to know more about Mr. Calvin Williams, so for the curious soul, there is an interview with CW on Living Liberally.

Check it out!

 

A Screening Liberally review

| July 1, 2008 - 4:22 pm

Tags: global warming, Living Liberally

The staff at Young People For have been generous enough to give the staff at Living Liberally a temporary home in their New York office. As well as a 2008 Fellow, I am a summer intern with Living Liberally (the group that hosted the comedy show at the Summit). As I am working in YP4 space right now I thought I would share this blog with my fellow fellows. This blog was originally posted to Living Liberally

Call for Student Bill of Rights

| March 5, 2008 - 3:38 pm

Tags: Bill of Rights, equality, student rights

I'm currently working with other students to create a mock bill of rights to pitch to the student government but I can't find an example of one that addresses student's lives as well as academic issues.

Does anyone have one at their school that they could share to show us the basic layout?

Anti-Semitism at Baylor

| February 25, 2008 - 7:03 pm

Tags: anti-semitism, hate crime

Recently at Baylor a hate crime was committed against a student who is in the process of converting to Judaism. A swastika was etched into the wall next to this student's dorm room, it was so deep even after a coat of paint this sign of hate is still visible to passersby.

 The school reacted better than can be expected for a private Christian somewhat fundamentalist university. It has been dubbed a hate crime but of course the perpetrator may never be found.

 The school newspaper wrote a story about it and I thought that was where it would end.