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March 7 - 13, 2006 For the students, by the students. Vol. 55 Issue 8

Laptop use causing a stir


Some profs say Internet
surfing causing problems
Patricia Kaowthumrong on the computer, but it is ultimately
Staff Writer the student who is paying the price
if they are not paying attention,”
A portable typewriter, enter- said freshman international affairs
tainment center, communication major Ashley Sargent.
device and personal gateway to The fact that wireless Internet
the World Wide Web -- the laptop is so available on campus has made
is an amazing machine, but the plain note-taking on laptops in the
useful device is stirring up some classroom a thing of the past.
controversy in the classroom. Over three-dozen buildings
Some CU professors are on campus have wireless Internet
beginning to ban or limit laptop access available, giving students
use in their classrooms due to the the opportunity to do just about
laptop's potential disruptiveness. anything but take notes. The pos-
The portable computer may bring sibilities are endless: students can
students convenience, like the abil- play games, check e-mail, read
ity to type up their notes faster and online newspapers and surf the
check out what professors have to popular Facebook Web site all CP Photo/Lauren Contillo
Students use their laptops during a weather and the atmosphere class on Friday, March 3. Many
offer online in class, but they also while their professors are lectur- students use their computers for taking notes, but also for surfing the Web during class.
bring students the ultimate oppor- ing.
tunity for distraction. And according to Gregory Internet availability is on its way wireless coverage for about 1 mil- plans to provide wireless coverage
“I think teachers have every Stauffer, the communications to expanding. lion square feet on the CU cam- for an additional 4 million square
right to be frustrated with students liaison for CUʼs Information Stauffer said ITS has already pus. feet at a cost of about $1.3 million,"
who are wasting their time in class Technology Services, wireless spent about $500,000 to provide “Weʼre moving ahead with See LAPTOPS, page 4

'Dangerous' professors not buying new Horowitz book


Jon Swihart Horowitz continues: “All the studies Associate Professor and
Staff Writer while collecting tax dollars and former Chair Emma Perez, wom-
tuition fees to indoctrinate our enʼs studies Associate Professor
Conservative author David children.” Three of these “dan- Alison Jaggar, and ethnic stud-
Horowitz fears CU is employing a gerous” individuals are currently ies Professor Ward Churchill.
few “dangerous academics” -- and teaching at CU. Churchill is specifically singled
the professors he singles out donʼt Horowitz is a Marxist-turned- out on the front flap of the bookʼs
think he has any authority to level conservative who writes for cover as a prime example of a
the allegations. NewsMax.com and is the editor in “dangerous academic.”
Inside the front jacket of his chief of FrontPageMag.com, both Perez said the book contains
latest book, “The Professors: The of which are conservative publica- several inaccuracies.
101 Most Dangerous Academics tions. Although citations of her
in America,” Horowitz writes that He has several works to his works were correct, she said she
American universities are full of name, including pamphlets, biog- was misquoted at times. She added
professors who “spew violent anti- raphies and books. that her first name is listed incor-
Americanism, say they want to kill The three CU professors listed rectly at one point in the book,
white people, and cheer on the kill- in “The Professors” have taken appearing as “Elizabeth” instead
CP photo/Mike Wamsley issue with the book on several of Emma.
ing of American soldiers,” among
Professor Alison Jaggar, listed in Horowitz’s book, teaches on

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Tuesday, Feb. 28 in Hellems Arts and Sciences. many other negative things. levels. Horowitz singles out ethnic See HOROWITZ, page 5
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