Bwoglines: Separation Of Church And State Edition

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Happening in the World: Ireland has ordered that state-run secondary schools can no longer assume that students will receive religious instruction and must offer alternatives to religion classes. Previously, though no student was required to take the class, all students were enrolled unless they opted out and often no alternative courses were provided.  (NYT)

Happening in the US: After the school shooting in Florida last week that left 17 dead, Donald Trump has endorsed arming teachers in order to prevent school shootings. Because your high school bio teacher who can’t figure out how to use Google should definitely also have a gun. (BBC)

Happening in NYC: The warm weather yesterday was not only an amazing break from our seasonal depression, but also record-breaking. By midday, we hit 78 degrees, 10 degrees higher than the previous record set in 1930, which is nice until you remember global warming. (CBS New York)

Happening on Campus: The Human Rights Program at Barnard will be hosting a panel discussion on Education and Incarceration. The panel begins at 6:10 pm in 223 Milbank Hall.

Overheard: “Is it weird that I’m really into tuberculosis right now?”

Word of the Day: Somnambulism, a fancy English word for sleepwalking because with all the late nights in Butler we’ve been racking up, this is how we feel on the inside.

riverside is basically ireland right? via Bwog Archives

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