Princeton University is seemingly phasing out references to the word "man," as the historic Ivy League institution has issued a memo detailing the gender-inclusive terminology that staff members should use to avoid offending anybody with gender-binary terms.
Princeton's human resources department has produced a four-page document outlining how staff members within the department should write different resourcing documents and policies so they don't label others with gender-specific pronouns and suffixes, the College Fix reported on Thursday.
"Consistent with style guidelines issued by Princeton's Office of Human Resources and Office of Communications, and as endorsed by the Institutional Equity Planning Group as a preferred university practice, HR has developed these gender inclusive style guidelines, to be utilized by all HR staff members in HR communications, policies, job descriptions, and job postings," the memo states. "These communication guidelines reflect the inclusive culture and policies at Princeton University." more >>
Two pairs of lesbian couples are suing New Jersey in order to get insurance coverage for their artificial insemination operations.
Erin and Marianne Krupa and Sarah Mills and her partner Gloria Torres filed suit earlier this month against New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Richard Badolato.
"This civil rights case is about family and the right of all New Jersey women who dream of becoming mothers to access the reproductive healthcare they need to realize that dream on an equal basis, regardless of their sexual orientation," reads the lawsuit. more >>
1985's Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox performed onstage with Coldplay in reenacting the iconic dance and performance scene in the hit American comedy-adventure film.
Upon Chris Martin's 10-year-old son, Moses' request to play a song from their favorite 80s movie, Martin genuinely welcomed the actor onstage saying, "Ladies and Gentlemen, from the best movie of all time, Michael J. Fox." Fox then appeared in the middle of performing "Earth Angel." Fox started to display his undeniably incredible guitar skills, bringing back his character as Marty McFly in the big-screen classic.
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A week after she was fatally shot in the head by an obsessed fan, several hundred friends, family and supporters gathered to remember 22-year-old Christian singer and former "Voice" contestant Christina Grimmie at her home church in New Jersey last Friday.
The public memorial service, which took place just a day after she was laid to rest at a private funeral last Thursday, was held at the Fellowship Alliance Chapel in Medford where Grimmie once served as a female lead vocalist, according to CNN.
Reuters reports that the memorial opened with a recording of the beloved singer's cover of the song "In Christ Alone," followed by a host of family members and friends sharing memories of her. more >>
Kevin James Loibl, the 27-year-old man who fatally shot 22-year-old Christian singer Christina Grimmie in the head in Orlando, Florida, last Friday, reportedly boasted to his co-workers that the singer would one day be his wife but got angry after he discovered she had a boyfriend.
A number of Loibl's colleagues at Best Buy told TMZ that he was so infatuated with the singer, he got hair transplants, Lasik eye surgery and even became a vegan to lose weight to improve his odds of starting a relationship with the singer, vowing even that he would one day make her his wife. He would also frequently listen to her music at work.
Loibl's colleagues say the gunman also claimed to have met with the singer at one of her shows he attended in March but a source close to the singer said it never happened. more >>
One NFL coach is inspiring perspective college football players with more than stories about how to break into the professional league.
During a training camp with high school prospects in New Jersey last week, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh joined his younger brother, Jim Harbaugh, the University of Michigan head coach, at a training camp where the elder brother decided to instill a competitive edge in players by sharing a biblical story with them.
While Jim, a former coach for the San Francisco 49ers, was looking for prospects, John asked the players a series of questions. more >>