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Reasonable accommodation

Policy | The Americans With Disabilities Act, which turns 30 this month, steered Jim Terry toward a more accessible career
by Kim Henderson
Posted 7/02/20, 03:20 pm

The day in 1990 President George H.W. Bush inked the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), history and weather cooperated in a fitting way. At least, that’s what Irving King Jordan remembers.

Back then, he was president of Gallaudet University, the only university in the United States devoted specifically to the education of the deaf. Jordan—the first deaf president of Gallaudet—took his place on the South Lawn of the White House among 3,000 spectators soaking up sun and ceremonial signing alike. He smiles at the memory: “It was a shining moment and a shining day.” 

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What is (and isn’t) in the economic aid bill

Congress | Congress’ answer to the COVID-19 economic crisis offers relief to many and pork to others
by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/27/20, 11:31 am

By voice vote Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the CARES Act, Congress’ third legislative answer to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senate unanimously passed it 96-0 late Wednesday.

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Hadley bills

Law | New pro-family legislation for 2020?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/02/20, 05:43 pm

Hadley Arkes, my oldest academic friend, turns 80 this year. We met when he was 40 and I was a 30-year-old at DuPont headquarters in Delaware. Part of my job was to bring in scholars to meet with up-and-coming DuPont executives. The goal: Let the future corporate leaders see how the other half thinks, and learn which could match wits with the academic elite.

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