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University Bans ‘Freshman’ As Sexist

The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill has removed the word “freshman” from official university documents, citing as their reason an attempt to adopt more “gender inclusive language.” We are “committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community,” reads a statement administrators sent to Campus Reform on Monday. … A spokesperson for UNC declined to further elaborate on the university’s reasoning for implementing the language change. Some students, however, expressed discontent over the change in policy/Oliver Darcy, Campus Reform.org. More here.

Question: Correct move? Or political correctness run amok?

Idaho Leading USA Out Of Recession

Texas, North Carolina, Idaho and a handful of other states are leading the nation’s crawl out of the worst recession since the 1930s, a USA TODAY analysis finds. Since the recession officially ended in June 2009, a group of about 10 states that have outperformed the nation almost continuously for 25 or more years again is generating new income at a faster pace than the rest of the nation. … Idaho ranked 10th in personal income growth in the year since the recession’s end, up from 50th among states and Washington, D.C., during the recession. That’s the USA’s biggest rebound/Dennis Cauchon, USA Today. More here.

Question: Surprised?

North Carolina Congressman Loses it

Can you imagine an Idaho congressman going berserk like U.S. Rep. Etheridge, D-NC? Enjoy.

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