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Nine women in state prison can be thankful this holiday


On Thanksgiving Day, most of you will be able to thank God for being together with a loving family in a warm house with a big-screen television to watch the game. Or others may be thankful for a plentiful meal and the blessings of a good career or children safe by your side. The women living at the Tennessee Prison for Women will have none of that this Thanksgiving. They never do. Their families may...

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Now is the time to clean up your digital profile

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For more on online security: check out Visiting Professor Frederick Scholl's Tennessean op-ed or Adjunct Professor Debi Taylor Tate's Tennessean op-ed. With internship and graduate school applications, as well as the job-hunting process, just over the horizon for many Lipscomb students, now is a great time of year to look at cleaning up your digital profile, especially since October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cleaning up a digital profile with inappropriate photos, evidence of unprofessional behavior...

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2013 Flu shots offer lots of options

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College of Pharmacy Drive-Up Flu Shot Clinic University Park Drive Saturday, Oct. 5 10 a.m.-2 p.m. College of Pharmacy PharmFest Flu Shot Clinic Bennett Campus Center Thursday, Oct. 10 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Three-strain vaccine: $20. High-dose vaccine: $35 Thimerasol-free vaccine: $30 Vaccines can be provided for children as young as 4 years old. Health information and screening booths will be on-site for patients to explore while waiting the required 15 minutes on-site. The Centers for...

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Arguments against Common Core standards don't hold weight

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The Tennessee Senate Education Committee held hearings on adoption of the Common Core State Standards last week.  The hearings were called by the committee’s chairwoman, Sen. Delores Gresham, R-Somerville, to “enlighten our understanding, not provoke animosity”  as controversy around the standards, which 47 states have adopted in part or whole, has been rampant in the last several months. As with any issue, there are two sides to this spirited debate, but one side seems to...

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Considering Syria's complex history, America comes to right decision in conflict

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By default, and with a little help from Vladimir Putin, President Obama seems to have come to the right decision about what America should do in Syria, which is nothing, or as next to nothing as possible. It should be clear by now that the many and manifest problems of Syria will not be solved by bombing forces loyal to the dictator Bashar al-Assad, nor will they be solved by arming those groups who are...

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