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A New Way to Fight the Death Penalty: Sister Helen Prejean at Augustana College January 23 and 24 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 January 2008 02:39

Reader issue #668 When my mother saw the 1995 movie adaptation of Sister Helen Prejean's Dead Man Walking, she was comfortable with the execution of the character Matthew Poncelet (played by Sean Penn) once he admitted his guilt.

On Track?: The Main Thing Keeping Passenger Rail from the Quad Cities is a Few Billion Dollars PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 January 2008 02:33

Reader issue #668 Listening to Paul Rumler and Jim Bohnsack talk about passenger-rail service is not unlike attending a pep rally.

Business in Review PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 January 2008 02:23

While the River Cities' Reader is best known as an arts-and-entertainment newspaper, we often publish in-depth articles on business and politics.

Below is a sampling of our business coverage over the past 18 months.

Scrubbing Bubbles: With Colleges Moving Away from Standardized Testing, Will K-12 Follow? PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 November 2007 02:29

When Augustana College announced earlier this month that it was eliminating standardized tests as an application requirement for prospective students, it highlighted a trend in higher education.

"There has been an accelerating surge of selective colleges dropping their admissions-testing requirement," said Robert Schaeffer, public education director for the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, also known as Fair Test. "The pace is such that some folks have suggested we're reaching a critical mass or a tipping point."

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