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What We’re Reading: October 29, 2015

By The Prindle Institute for Ethics
29 Oct 2015
Image created from a photograph by Conner Gordon

Women’s Groups Urge Colleges and Government to Rein In Yik Yak (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
by Peter Schmidt
“Seventy-two women’s and civil-rights groups on Wednesday announced a campaign to enlist the federal government in pressuring colleges to protect students from harassment via anonymous social-media applications like Yik Yak.”

Hummus Diplomacy: Israeli Cafe Discounts Meals Shared By Jews And Arabs (NPR)
by Daniella Cheslow
“On Oct. 13, Kobi Tzafrir, owner of the Humus Bar in a shopping mall in Kfar Vitkin, north of Tel Aviv, advertised a 50 percent discount to Jews and Arabs who eat together on his restaurant’s Facebook page.”

San Francisco’s Last Gun Shop Calls It Quits (NPR)
by Sam Harnett
“The store announced on Facebook that it would close for “a variety of reasons” — among them, gun regulations in San Francisco. Specifically, new measures the city is currently considering would require the store to videotape gun purchases and report ammunition sales to the police.”

When Education Wasn’t Enough (The Atlantic)
by Julie A. Mujic
“Improving educational opportunities to shrink income disparities depends on increasing the resources available to school districts. But funding alone is not enough to equalize access to a quality education. Schools need new and innovative approaches to turn resources into student results that beget success in the world beyond the classroom.”

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