The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from September 24, 2002

A Brief Look at Infinity
What is infinity?If the first thing that came to your mind was the amount of chocolate you'd like to eat or the number of weeks you'd like to have of summer vacation, then you are on the right track.But if you thought of a very big number - a million,...
Academia Becomes Target for New Security Laws ; Foreign Students Have Helped Propel the Research for Which US Universities Are Famous. New Security Concerns Could Limit Their Ability to Contribute
When William Stwalley got word this summer about what had happened to his foreign graduate students, the usually mild- mannered physics professor could barely keep himself in his chair. He was livid.Just over a year ago, he had traveled to Beijing to...
Allies' PR War Targets Arab Street ; Tony Blair Kicks off Effort to Paint Saddam as Bad Guy - and Win 'Hearts and Minds.'
For almost a year, US officials beginning with President Bush have said one of the key pieces of the international war on terrorism is the battle for the "hearts and minds" of the Muslim world.Now with the US on a course toward war with Iraq, that battle...
A Mission to Spread the Spoken Word
He may be turned off by some of the lyrics, but Frederick Douglass IV gives rap music credit for being one of the few popular outlets for kids to speak out loud and sharpen their communication skills."Kids stand on the corner and rap, and it's a form...
Another Sleeper in a Georgia Governor?
There's a successful governor in Georgia who just might be the best candidate the Democrats could run for president in '04. He is Roy Barnes, of whom Jimmy Carter's brilliant campaign strategist, Hamilton Jordan, said to me the other day: "I'd put Barnes...
As 'Rape' Images Rise, Will Life Imitate Porn? ; an Explosion of Graphic Internet Sites Prompts Concern That Depictions Are Provoking Crime
Even by Internet standards, the spam is startling: advertising for websites that show women with knives up to their throats, or guns to their heads, as they are supposedly raped.The sites use names such as all-rape, or cruel suffering. It is only in...
Different Trenches, Same Lessons
The war drums beating, the media serving as amplifier and echo chamber, my thoughts turned to a previous war - namely World War I. That one began as most begin, with flag waving and declarations of high national purpose. National leaders constructed...
Higher-Ed Gains for Minorities, but Racial Gaps Persist at All Levels
Despite some enrollment and achievement gains - particularly in higher education - large racial gaps persist at all levels of education, two studies released this week show.The number of students of color enrolling and graduating from the nation's colleges...
Illegal Border Crossings Get Even Riskier ; since 9/11, Immigrants Have Been More Desperate to Find Routes, Falling Prey to Unscrupulous Smugglers
Lying atop a mountain of boxes inside a sweltering tractor- trailer - his face just inches from the ceiling - Luciano Alcocer said one final prayer before slipping into unconsciousness."I just kept thinking about my family in Mexico. Finally, I said,...
In Oregon, a Bold Healthcare Proposal
Nine years ago, then-First Lady Hillary Clinton put together a comprehensive healthcare proposal that crashed and burned - probably a key factor in Republicans taking over the US House a year later. Since then, various attempts to reform national healthcare...
In Violent Kashmir, More Obstacles to Marriage ; Wedding Plans Are Crimped as the Valley Braces for Round 2 of State Elections Tuesday
Cars decorated with plastic flowers often outnumber campaign vehicles on the streets of Kashmir's state capital in the run-up to controversial elections. It is wedding season in the Himalayan valley - marked by cool weather and fruit-laden apple trees.But...
Iraq Inspections Face High Hurdles ; the US and Britain Are Crafting a UN Security Council Resolution against Iraq to Be Presented as Soon as Wednesday
United Nations weapons inspectors face all but insurmountable problems as they prepare a new mission to hunt down Saddam Hussein's alleged nuclear, chemical, and biological arsenal, according to former inspectors.The gravest obstacle is that neither...
Letters
If sports education is free, what about band?Regarding your Sept. 20 article "Will pay-to-play ruin school sports?": High-school marching band members have been paying to play for years. Schools no longer subsidize music. However, many fundraising activities...
Peru's Never-Ending Quest for the Perfect Constitution ; Congress Is Debating a Major Constitutional Overhaul, Its Third in 23 Years
Facing stubbornly high unemployment, a backlash against free- market reforms, and an embarrassing string of corruption scandals, the Peruvian government is opting for a drastic yet familiar fix: reforming the country's Constitution.Two weeks ago, Congress...
Reporters on the Job
* GONE INTERVIEW HUNTING: On election eve in Germany, reporter William Boston found himself stuck in a room in Berlin with 500 or so other journalists - and no politicians to interview. Bill was at the Social Democrats' headquarters Sunday night waiting...
Speaking of Big Numbers
Can you fold a sheet of newspaper in half 10 times? Newsprint is thin, and a sheet of it is rather large, so that should be easy, right?Go ahead, try it with this newspaper. (Make sure everyone's read it first.)How many folds did you make?Let me guess...
The New Front in Cellphone Wars: Yakking in Public
Philip Reed was sitting in a movie theater in New York one evening when he heard some of his fellow moviegoers chattering away on cellphones, describing the movie action to their friends. How hard could it be, thought Mr. Reed, for these folks to "move...
The New/old Normal ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
It was a turning point. I knew my thinking had to change, but I was confused. How I had faced challenges in the past did not measure up to the new demand. I was really tormented. Then I read this verse in the Bible: "When I was a child, I spake as a...
Utah U President Tries to Keep Concealed Weapons at Bay
When Chris Machen rides into the backwoods of the West, she takes along a few friends - and a small arsenal of guns for protection. Her husband, on the other hand, remains behind to fight against the gathering force of gun-rights advocates.Bernie Machen,...
Wake Up! It's September
As August morphed into September, I felt impelled to wake up the student in me.I had long debated learning Spanish - spoken by many of my neighbors and fellow salsa dancers - or reviving my French, which I once spoke well. Finally, a free placement test...
Will Germany Shift Iraq Stance? ; Reelected Sunday, Schroder Begins Effort to Mend Divisions Caused by Anti-US Campaign Rhetoric
Even before all the votes were counted in Germany's cliffhanger election, Berlin began trying to repair the holes that a campaign with strong anti-American overtones has torn in transatlantic relations.In the last weeks before Sunday's balloting, incumbent...