With Good Reason

Archive for November, 2003

Conscientious Objectors in the Shenandoah Valley
November 29th, 2003 - (0 Comments)

When America began drafting soldiers for World War I, a legal right to abstain from fighting was encoded in law. But many conscientious objectors sent to work for the medical corps were beaten for their views. During World War II, pacifist churches like the Quakers and the Mennonites worked with the military to design a […]

Not Your Father’s P.E.
November 22nd, 2003 - (0 Comments)

The field of physical education has gone through dramatic changes over the past 25 years. It’s even gotten a new name – kinesiology. While P.E. is still about getting people physically fit, it’s also about the role movement plays in our human experience. John Charles (William & Mary) heads a kinesiology department and uses texts like “Zen […]

Living Donor Transplants
November 15th, 2003 - (0 Comments)

Thousands of Americans who suffer from liver disease die each year while waiting for a transplant. It has been the case that these patients must wait for an organ donor to die first. But surgeons at the University of Virginia are trying to make it safer for volunteers to donate half of their liver to […]

Special Education: In Search of Better Angels
November 8th, 2003 - (0 Comments)

People with mental and physical disabilities are required by law to have equal access to an education and a livelihood. But cutbacks in federal and state appropriations threaten many programs that help those who need a little extra care. J. David Smith (University of Virginia-Wise) says people with disabilities are part of the human family, and our […]

Every Business Needs an Angel
November 1st, 2003 - (0 Comments)

What’s the most important thing required to start a new business? Money! But often, funding is the missing ingredient that prevents an entrepreneurial idea from becoming a successful enterprise. Sure, you can ask friends and family for a $1,000 here or there, and the bank might be willing to lend you some money. But, how […]