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NC school to get secular group after all, more on creationism in education, the state of science in Canada, and sexual assault at Christian universities: Required Readings!

To follow up on one of last week’s stories, North Carolina’s Pisgah High School administration changes its mind about allowing a Secular Student Alliance chapter at the school.

While a new bill in Missouri wants to warn parents if their children are being taught about natural selection, PZ Myers reports on a Creation Science Fair.

In Canada, academics and scientists raise concerns about the National Research Council’s new focus on “commercially applicable science” rather than basic science. Another topic of discussion in Canada is the recent closure of several government libraries and the potential effects on access to information.

Last month President Obama stepped up efforts to address sexual assault on college campuses. Recent articles feature how two of fundamentalist Christianity’s notable institutions—Patrick Henry College and Bob Jones University—have handled the matter.

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Librarienne is a university librarian who sees her professional mission as teaching the masses how to separate the wheat from the chaff in today's expanding universe of information, that everything you read requires a critical eye, and how to properly use apostrophes.

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