What matters most is our opinion of God

With the beginning of a new college semester, I think back to my own college days. During those years, I had many wonderful professors who were friendly and engaging. Then I had a few that were really intimidating. One was an English professor. My sophomore year, I needed an English class so I chose an […]

Martini served with political twist

Caller ID told me it was Barney, my friend from New Jersey. It was a call I had been dreading. Just a few days before, a New Jersey professor had been busted in New Mexico for running a multi-state Internet prostitution ring. I had been unmerciful to Barney, told him to keep his goons at […]

Antagonizing each other’s beliefs shameful

Freedom New Mexico Poor Professor PZ Myers. He is clearly upset that a group of four Catholics in France barged into a French museum on Palm Sunday, one week before Easter, and vandalized a print of “Piss Christ.” They smashed plexiglass that protected the print and then slashed it with a sharp object. Gallery director […]

Bacteria study could help combat digestive problems, disease

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University microbiology master’s student Jody Floyd finishes extracting DNA from the bacteria that causes cholera. ENMU researchers are seeking to learn more about how the dangerous and less-dangerous versions of the bacteria metabolize sugars differently in order to find better ways to fight cholera. Argen Duncan The […]

I would rather not be nudged

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine ran what amounts to a puff piece about Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s longtime friend, former colleague, and current regulation czar. It was penned by Benjamin Wallace-Wells, who is identified as “a contributing writer for the magazine and a […]

ENMU Hosting ‘Cocoa’ Professor on February 11

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University will host Dr. Patricia L. Crown, a distinguished professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico, lecturing on “Chaco Chocolate: The Recovery of Cacao at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon” in Room 112 of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. It is the eleventh […]

Appraising not as interesting now

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I did not do well in the study of economics in college. When the professor spoke oh so eloquently of “elasticity” of supply and demand, I felt my eyes glaze over. During that time I learned that “if you place all the economists in the world end to end they […]

My vote is still for fully free society

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I have always had problems voting. Not only have I been influenced by the likes of professor Gordon Tullock about how ineffectual one’s vote tends to be, but I have very rarely found any candidate who articulates clear and unambiguous principles of liberty to which he or she […]

Music department set for production

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Courtesy photo The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University is presenting the operetta “Die Fledermaus,” which means “The Bat,” this weekend. CNJ Staff The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present the operetta Die Fledermaus in the Campus Union Ballroom with a dinner this weekend. The performance is […]

ENMU music department to perform “The Bat”

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Courtesy photo The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is presenting the operetta Die Fledermaus, which means “The Bat” this weekend. Freedom New Mexico The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present the operetta Die Fledermaus in the Campus Union Ballroom with a dinner this weekend. […]

ENMU professor examines mysterious rock

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Courtesy photo: Courtesy Photo: ENMU Information Services This rock with unusual markings, reputed by some to be an extraterrestrial artifact, was examined this month by an Eastern New Mexico University geology professor. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico An Eastern New Mexico University’s professor doesn’t believe a mysterious rock discussed recently on a nationally syndicated […]

Students receive in-depth dairy lessons

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kimmi Devaney, a student from Washington State University, observes a herd of dairy cows feeding at Southern Draw Dairy north of Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The students look intently as professor Mike Hutjens sifts through the corn silage cupped in his hands, pointing out crucial components of […]

Discriminating against divorce not far fetched

Freedom New Mexico T oday, divorced couples equal married couples in numbers. So imagine if divorce were a fireable offense. It is, at Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Ill. Popular English Professor Kent Gramm was fired recently, after 20 years at the school, because he and his wife divorced. Students have circulated a petition in support […]

ENMU picks Smith as business dean

Freedom New Mexico Gene Smith, an assistant professor of accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems at Eastern New Mexico University, has been named dean of ENMU’s College of Business. His appointment is effective Jan. 2. He replaces interim dean Thurman Elder. “He has proven to be an excellent administrator and […]

Everyone needs help at some point

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I was a little saddened to hear that Father Benedict Begin passed away on Sept. 27. At first the name didn’t ring a bell, but then I thought “Father Ben.” Father Ben had been one of my favorite priests, only I didn’t realize it back then, when he was pastor […]

Note to grads: Don’t sweat small stuff

By Karl Terry: Freedpm Newspapers For me, high school graduation was extremely anti-climatic. I was glad high school was over and ready to move on to something new. Little did I know 30 years ago just how many graduations I would attend over my lifetime. I was focused on getting that one done so I […]

Christians really do stand on shoulders of giants

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Christians really do stand on shoulders of giants By Curtis K. Shelburne   It’s been a long time since I sat in a classroom in the old main building at Abilene Christian University and listened to Lemoine Lewis lecture on church history.   Professor Lewis knew whereof he spoke. Harvard-educated […]

Economic master also great instructor

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Nobel Laureate and Professor Milton Friedman, at age 94, succumbed to heart failure on Nov. 16. While the man is gone, those of us who hold personal liberty as society’s highest end will always remember his steadfast support of the principles of personal liberty. Professor Friedman, above all, was an […]

Communism possible only in Utopia

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Grove City College publishes an excellent newsletter titled “Visions and Values.” Its July 2006 edition features an interview with Dr. Richard Pipes, acclaimed Russian historian and Harvard University professor of Sovietology. The interview was conducted by Grove City College professor of political science Dr. Paul Kengor. Pipes, who served on […]