Archive for April, 2013

Quote of the day, April 20

April 20, 2013

Claus A. Moser, on education

“Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.”

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Quote of the day, April 19

April 19, 2013

College of Charleston Professor Heath Hoffman, on freedom of speech

“I do believe that all ideas and perspectives—even great ideas that marshal unanimous support—need to be scrutinized under the light of day as close examination often reveals flaws,” Hoffmann said. “Allowing ideas—good or bad—to ‘fester in the darkness’ does not allow for dialogue, which my colleagues and I believe is central for positive change and intellectual and cultural growth.”

Quote of the day, April 18

April 18, 2013

Laura Penny, on ignorance

“When we valorize ignorance and debase reason, we diminish man and the humanity that dwells within him, to bum an old fashioned phrase from Kant.”

Quote of the day, April 17

April 17, 2013

Alistair Cooke, on curiosity

“Curiosity … endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will.”

Quote of the day, April 16

April 16, 2013

New York Times editorial, on Abraham Lincoln (April 19, 1865)

“Everything which made Abraham Lincoln the loved and honored man he was, it is in the power of the humblest American boy to imitate.”

Quote of the day, April 15

April 15, 2013

Abraham Lincoln

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”

Quote of the day, April 14

April 13, 2013

Joseph Addison, on reading (1711)

“Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.”

Quote of the day, April 13

April 13, 2013

Tom Brokaw, on journalism

“It’s all storytelling, you know. That’s what journalism is all about.”

Quote of the day, April 12

April 12, 2013

Rose Wilder Lane, on being free (1943)

“This is the nature of human energy; individuals generate it, and control it. Each person is self-controlling, and therefore responsible for his acts. Every human being, by his nature, is free.”

Iowa State hosts 11th First Amendment Day

April 11, 2013

Iowa State University’s journalism school will host its 11th First Amendment Day on Thursday, April 11, in Ames, Iowa.

It is an annual celebration of the civil rights enshrined in the nation’s first constitutional amendment, including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and right to criticize public figures and government officials. (more…)