Catholic college cancels Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist’s speech because she’s pro-choice

St. Francis University, a Catholic university in central Pennsylvania, has canceled a speech by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman because she supports abortion rights, the Associated Press. Goodman was to lecture on civility in public discourse and told the newspaper for a story Wednesday of her “disappointment at having my plea for civility returned with a pie in the face.”

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Notre Dame starts aerial lift safety program after death of Declan Sullivan

The University of Notre Dame launched a website Friday publicizing the hazards of aerial lifts, part of its settlement with the state over safety violations in the death of a student videographer at football practice last year, the Huffington Post reports. The school launched LiftUpRight.org, a website aimed at promoting aerial lift safety for universities, colleges and high schools. The site emphasizes the need for proper setup of equipment, training for those who use it, awareness of weather conditions and someone taking charge of safety procedures…

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