Area seniors honored for academic effort

CNJ staff During a Monday night dinner, 37 area high school seniors were recognized for academic success through earning cumulative grade point averages of 4.0 or higher since the ninth grade. Cindy Harris said the Bank of Clovis has sponsored the dinner for 24 years in a desire to recognize those students who work hard […]

Free exchange of ideas remains vital

Freedom New Mexico Freedom of speech and academic freedom prevailed last week when a deeply religious man — some call him a zealot — delivered a speech at the U.S. Air Force Academy after an intensive campaign to censor him by government force. Retired Marine Lt. Clebe McClary spoke at an Air Force Academy prayer […]

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Liliana Castillo Clovis student wins scholarship Clovis student Cory Alexander Young won an engineering and honor scholarship from Kansas State University, according to a news release. Young was one of 8,500 Kansas State University students who have been awarded academic scholarships for the 2010-2011 school year. Scholarships totaled more than $16 million. Most of the […]

Educators urge academic activity over summer break

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Juanita Calbert and Guadalupe Heredia, 6, count the dinosaurs in a book at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Calbert, Heredia’s case manager with TeamBuilders, said she brings the children to the library to read and play educational games on the compute By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Read, read, read. That’s what […]

ENMU athletes honored for academics

CNJ staff Two Eastern New Mexico athletes were recognized for all-academic conference honors. Senior midfielder Ryan Atkinson was elected to the Southwest Soccer Conference’s All-Academic team for the second straight year, while Zia sophomore defensive specialist Heidi Geyer gained selection to the Lone Star Conference volleyball All-Academic squad. Both teams are selected by sports information […]

ENMU athletes earn LSC academic honors

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Three baseball players and one softball player have been chosen to represent Eastern New Mexico University on the Lone Star Conference South Division all-academic teams. The baseball players are junior third baseman Derrick Kennedy of San Antonio, sophomore pitcher-outfielder Seth Clabaugh of Portales and sophomore outfielder Clayton Young of Canyon, […]

Donations to racist universities must stop

By Walter E. Williams: Columnist There are some ideas so ludicrous and mischievous that only an academic would take them seriously. One of them is diversity. Think about it. Are you for or against diversity? When’s the last time you said to yourself, “I’d better have a little more diversity in my life?” What would […]

College courses sign of poor education

By Walter E. Williams: syndicated columnist Colleges and universities will start their fall semester soon. You might be interested in what parents’ and taxpayers’ money is going for at far too many “institutions of higher learning.” At Occidental College in Los Angeles, a mandatory course for some freshmen is “The Unbearable Whiteness of Barbie.” It’s […]

Zias senior academic All-American

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior Tracy Jordan of Rosamond, Calif., was recently named to the ESPN The Magazine All-America College Division academic first team in softball. The team, chosen by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America, featured 11 first-team selections and 12 second-team nominees. Jordan, who was a […]

Preaching has no place in classroom

By Walter Williams: CNJ syndicated columnist Several weeks ago, I wrote about Overland High School teacher Jay Bennish’s indoctrination of his geography class. In commenting on President Bush’s State of the Union address, he told his 10th-graders: • “Sounds a lot like the things Adolf Hitler used to say.” • “Bush is threatening the whole […]

ENMU’s Jordan earns academic honor

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior Tracy Jordan has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI College Division softball first team for the second consecutive year. The all-district team is chosen by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Jordan, a physical education major from Rosamond, […]

Higher education sliding into mediocrity

by Walter Williams Last week’s column discussed the sad and tragic state of affairs in higher education. According to loads of letters received in response to that column, it’s worse than I thought. Let me share just a few of them. One person wrote that he knows an elementary school teacher and said, “She believed, […]

College education taking leftist turn

By Walter Williams College costs have risen dramatically over the last several decades. In many cases, it’s difficult to find a college where per-student costs are under $20,000 each year. Most often, tuition doesn’t measure the true cost because taxpayer and donor subsidies pay part of the expenses. While costs are rising, education quality is […]

College deserves F for grading system

By Walter Williams Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., enforces an academic policy that defies belief. Say I’m a freshman taking your class in biology. I learn little from your lectures, assigned readings and homework. I do attend class every day, take notes and manage to average 40 percent on the graded work for the semester. […]

Research based on Web can be faulty

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Google is one of many search engines students are using to find information for school papers. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn, CNJ News Editor The story goes something like this: A graduate student logs onto the Internet to research a major paper, finds a site, quotes its content only to find out […]

Reagan took his leader role seriously

Those who love liberty lost one of their premier leaders when Ronald Reagan died Saturday. One need not consider all of Reagan’s policies excellent to realize he was the only president in the 20th century who understood what America meant to all the world, why it was dubbed “the leader of the free world,” despite […]

Eastern athletes making the grade

By Dave Wagner ced with a two-fold task — recruit good enough athletes to be competitive on the playing field while also trying to help them achieve academic success as they prepare for the “real” world. Eastern New Mexico University appears to have found a good balance based on fall semester grades in 2003. The […]

Classless society a misnomer

Clyde Davis, columnist The roomful of people is busily engaged in discussing the subject of cultural diversity. This is not just from an ethnic viewpoint, but a class viewpoint as well. How is that possible, you ask, as we live in a classless society? Well, we really don’t. We just have the freedom, at least […]

Honors 4/11

Program of Academic Exchange Kari Hunt of Clovis has been appointed Community Coord-inator for this region by PAX, Program of Academic Exchange. PAX is a non-profit educational organization which invites international high school students to the United States for an academic homestay. Hunt said, “All PAX students have been carefully screened, speak English, have full […]

Low expectations are bane of black men

Leonard Pitts Jr. I’m not here to beat up on the old guy. Yes, he offended many people. But slapping him around would be beside the point. I’m talking about Paul Hornung, a pro football hall of famer who won the Heisman trophy as a Notre Dame student in 1956. Last week, he offered an […]