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University of Michigan Illustration Sparks Backlash

October 15, 2014
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University of Michigan Illustration Sparks Backlash

In decrying an illustration for being “violent & wrong” on Twitter — and tagging local authorities on the tweet — a University of Michigan adjunct professor has both endorsed censorship and overshadowed a bigger issue: the debate about the safety of college football players. On September 28, University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris took a…

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Keeping Comics in the Curriculum

September 26, 2014
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Keeping Comics in the Curriculum

Once upon a time, students smuggled their favorite comic books into class to distract themselves from their lessons. But today, those students have grown up and taken on teaching positions of their own, and fans of comic books, graphic novels, and art and literature in general have realized that comic books can be used not only…

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Ohio Superintendent: Controversial Books Aren’t for Summer Reading

August 29, 2014
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Ohio Superintendent: Controversial Books Aren’t for Summer Reading

In response to concerns about the inclusion of Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things on a high school summer reading list, Superintendent Jim Powell of the North Ridgeville, Ohio, school district said that controversial books should be assigned only during the school year, when teachers are readily available to speak to both students and concerned parents about more mature subject matter. Maria…

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