Re: Re: Do universities have a philanthropic obligation?

No...I don't believe that anyone has an obligation...but the right...the freedom to do so...yes!!!!  In that, when someone does give...such as the universities, it is a privelege to be on the receiving end.  Society receives...but the greater joy is from those who gives, shares, and inspires others.  That is what Jesus modeled.  I am a recipient of the government, society, churches, individuals, organizations, and a precious lineage that have gone before me.  I am overwhelmed with such kindness that I have given the past 10 years to charity.  I'm unknown...and I'd like to keep it that way.  I want to pay it forward to the next generation...this love...extending it in multitudes.  Universities have no obligation but opportunity to express themselves due to their area of influence.  GO FOR IT! GIVE...

Why a federal judge ordered White House to restore Jim Acosta's press badge

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration likely violated the reporter's Fifth Amendment rights when it stripped his press credentials earlier this month.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16: CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta (R) returns to the White House with CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist after Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly ordered the White House to reinstate his press pass November 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. CNN has filed a lawsuit against the White House after Acosta's press pass was revoked after a dispute involving a news conference last week. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Politics & Current Affairs
  • Acosta will be allowed to return to the White House on Friday.
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  • The case is still open, and the administration may choose to appeal the ruling.
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Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.

Image: Dicken Schrader
Strange Maps
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  • Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
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New research identifies an unexpected source for some of earth's water.

Surprising Science
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