We’ll be watching this film in class today. It is also available online via the library. If you would like to re-watch it or share it with your friends, here’s the link. If you’re off campus, you’ll need to follow the instructions to activate the proxy server.


The Third Prong

The Obama Administration announced recently that it is rescinding a controversial policy that allowed colleges to use student body surveys to demonstrate compliance with the “third prong” of Title IX, namely that the women’s athletic program fully and effectively accommodates the interest of current and prospective female students. See this Chronicle of Higher Education article for more details.


The Life Line

In on Wednesday, 9/24, we’re going to talk about a very controversial article from the Journal of Medical Ethics. It is quite short, and you should be familiar with it before you arrive in class today. Find a copy of it here. As you read this, consider how this article illustrates why Americans may never come to an agreement on abortion policy.



I have completed the group reading summary blogs. You should post your reviews to the blog, making sure that you personally post one review per four extra readings in the syllabus. You’ll need to coordinate the schedule with your group. If you have a group with five members, you will need to duplicate one of the readings.

You will also notice that there is a peer review mechanism associated with the reading summary blog. You will need to read and assess the reading summaries posted by each of your groupmates. Please review these within a week after the reading was assigned. Keep in mind that your evaluations will be seen only by the author of the summary. Your identity will be concealed from the author of the summary, who will see only your evaluation and comments. Only our graduate assistant (Mr. O’Neal) and I will be able to connect your identity with your review.

Mr. O’Neal and I will also provide you feedback on your summaries.

In addition, I have added a page of links to the full text of the cases. This page is in the Readings folder, which is linked on the main WebCampus page for our course.