Archive | March, 2012

Annual Gynecologist Visits Irrelevant

According to a recent article by the NY Times, National guidelines are stating that annual gynecologist visits as well as breast cancer screening is unnecessary. While I for one don’t look forward to my annual pap smear, this new school of thought doesn’t sit well with some. What do you think?

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Brief: If you want a job, give up your Facebook password

Yesterday, the Manuel Valdez of the Associated Press (AP) reported that some companies are asking applicants for passwords so that they may log in as the applicant and look through their social media profiles without the privacy settings many people have in place. Orin Kerr, a professor of law at George Washington University called the idea “an egregious privacy violation” (AP).

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Georgia Assembly votes 161-0 for religious texts in government buildings

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Georgia General Assembly unanimously passed a bill titled “HB 766; Archives and History, Division of; law regarding Foundation of American Law and Government displays; revise provisions,” a bill which, among other things, would legalize the hanging of the Christian Ten Commandments in government buildings.

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Georgia’s New Abortion Laws

by Teresa Chiofalo Staff Writer The bill, HB 954, is sponsored by Doug McKillip, a Republican from Athens, Ga. and is intended to ban abortions after 20 weeks. The bill is based on the theory that a fetus can experience pain after 20 weeks of gestation. “Those nerve endings involved in pain transmission are seen […]

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Agnes Scott Student, Belinda Hart, to Receive Stipend for Art Proposal

Artist, mother, student, friend and grandmother, Belinda Kennon Hart ’13 can now add grant winner to her list of accomplishments.

On Feb. 2, Hart received a phone call from Juli Jordan, the director of the Orange Beach Arts Guild in Gulf Shores, Al., telling her that she was the winner of The Hangout Public Art Competition.

The Hangout, in association with the Coastal Arts Center, sponsored the competition for visual arts students throughout the Southeast, encouraging the innovative use of materials and concept. The winning submittal would be awarded a $3000 stipend.

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Alumna in Atlanta

In our new series, Ms. Ryan continues to keep us updated on her post-Scott life, and the opportunities that have arisen for her. To see her first installment, click here.    by Meghan Ryan Contributing Writer Alright, so you must think I’ve either been doing absolutely nothing with my time, or I’m too busy to […]

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