ACCORDING to Webster's Dictionary, diversity is defined as "difference or variety." In a University setting, diversity sometimes is construed as difference in gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion or national origin.
SHE'S NOT a gold-digger, she just plays one on TV. Last week's multi-million dollar spectacle brought one woman closer to what every American female desires - marital bliss with a filthy-rich male specimen.
THE DAY after Valentine's Day, love was still in the air. Last Tuesday night, before 23 million engrossed viewers, two lovebirds married each other in a beautiful Las Vegas ceremony, and they didn't even know each other's last names. I hate to admit it, but I was one of the viewers who watched Fox's "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" In a blend of the hit game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" and the Miss America pageant, 50 gold-digging women vied for a chance to spend the rest of their lives - pending the inevitable divorce - with one Mr. Rick Rockwell.
WHAT AM I doing here? What are my reasons for being here, what am I here to do, and why? This is not something I think about every day, but it is something that deserves being thought about from time to time. The University's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (IASC) thinks now is a good time.
LAST SEPTEMBER, Jesse Gelsinger, an 18-year old volunteer in a gene therapy study at the University of Pennsylvania, died suddenly, apparently as a result of a complication of the experiment.
WE ALL HAD one of those toys when we were little. You remember: that circular toy where you point the arrow in the middle, pull the string, and the toy would play back a brief sound clip from a nursery rhyme or children's song.
DEAN OF African-American Affairs M. Rick Turner is out of control. His prejudiced stereotyping of white Americans last week has no place at the University. At a panel on diversity and affirmative action, Turner told the audience "White parents from the right believe their children have a God-given right to everything." ("Panel discusses views on race and admissions policies," The Cavalier Daily, Feb.