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 June 25, 2003

Admissions Shifting Well before Ruling
At the University of Minnesota, administrators decided to make a bold move. They scrapped a "points-based" admissions system that gave minorities an edge by weighing race along with test scores and grades, replacing it with one that used a more "holistic"...
A Front-Row Seat at the Edge of an Inferno ; Just a Year after the Worst Blaze in Arizona History, a New Wildfire Tests One Town's Resolve
With the season's first big wildfire consuming forest only seven miles away, Cora Ronquillo still sits calmly amid porcelain knick- knacks on the porch of the Country Cottage antique store.From here, she can see flames leaping over a low mountain ridge,...
An Affirming Court Ruling
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, as the swing ideologue on a much- divided Supreme Court, cast the deciding vote in the University of Michigan Law School decision that - for now - allows racial preferences in the long and difficult cause of achieving racial...
Any Alternative Fuel for Dream of the Open Road?
Imagine driving a car that hums along quietly, spits out no fumes but only a little water vapor, and never needs to stop for gasoline.Imagine that this car, if adopted by Americans in sufficient numbers, could wipe out US dependence on foreign oil and...
A Rare Recall Bid Imperils Gray Davis
When California Gov. Gray Davis rumbled into office six years ago, with one hand on a record-breaking fundraising machine and one eye on the presidency, he most likely did not have visions of Lynn Frazier in his head. Yet this autumn, the well-coifed...
As Fatalities Rise, Will Support Wane? ; with Six British Casualties Tuesday, Troop Deaths in Iraq Keep Climbing - and American Public Patience Ebbs a Bit
Every morning, Americans wake up to the possibility that, yet again, one of their own has been killed in Iraq. Since May 1, when President Bush declared the end of major hostilities, at least 55 US troops have died in Iraq, either under attack or by...
A Turn in the Path
In 2001, Monitor readers met Michelle Castillo, the daughter of migrant workers. Michelle excelled in high school - when she wasn't working in the fields - and had several college scholarships to choose from. So at 17 she was nearing a crossroads. Would...
Audacity, Democracy, Grief: Memorializing Ground Zero ; as Proposals Stream in, Nuance and Need Are Delicately Weighed
The footprints of the two towers at the World Trade Center site are probably the most emotionally charged 4-1/2 acres in the Western world right now.To Edie Lutnick, the space is sacred ground, the final resting place of her brother Gary.To Marc Ameruso,...
Blocking Porn at Libraries
The Internet's greatest moral challenge remains its spread of pornography. And much of the battleground for that debate has been in the nation's public libraries, over their free access to cyberspace.Since 1996, Congress has tried to limit access to...
Britain and Russia's Tentative Warming Trend ; President Putin Is in London This Week in an Historic Visit by a Russian Leader
When Vladimir Putin awoke this morning in the Belgian Suite of Buckingham Palace, he could be forgiven for briefly wondering where he was.Not since 1874, when Queen Victoria was in full pomp and Tsar Alexander II was liberating serfs, has a Russian leader...
EU Slaps Serbia over 'Sugar Affair' ; Fraudulent Exports Yield a Three-Month Suspension of Sales Privileges - and Threaten Trade Cooperation
A scandal in the sugar industry here is providing fresh evidence of corruption's deep roots in this Balkan nation.The European Union had offered Serbia-Montenegro, a country now joined in an uneasy alliance, preferential treatment to help develop its...
Lessons from a Chocolate Cake ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Sarah, who lives next door, recently turned 6. For months she'd been looking forward to the humongous chocolate cake in the shape of a castle, with her name over the gates, promised by her mother.Sarah and her father went to fetch it from the pastry...
Letters
Young voters are faced with little choiceRegarding Robert Weiner's and Amy Rieth's June 23 Opinion piece "The dwindling youth vote: Where will it be in 2004?": This isn't anything new to me or to others. As a member of Generation X, I remember quite...
Needed: Road Map for the Marital Journey
"All weddings are similar, but every marriage is different," according to the English novelist John Berger.After the final vows have been spoken and the last wedding guests have departed, each bridal couple embarks on a journey without any map of the...
New Baghdad Grads Size Up Shaky Future ; Confronted by US Occupation and Civil Unrest, Former Students Assess a World Remade by War
When Iraq's latest crop of architecture graduates lined up for their class portrait Tuesday, cheering and ululating, it was a scene familiar at universities everywhere.Despite scalding heat, some of Iraq's brightest joked and jostled, posed and panted....
One Man's Kindness Is Another's Coupon ; We Were Stranded in Afghanistan, in Need of Gas, When an Afghan Strode Up to Us. 'You Know Christy Wilson?' He Asked, Amazed
We left Kandahar, Afghanistan, as the first pale light of dawn defined the eastern horizon. Kabul was only 325 miles away, but we had been warned that the road was atrocious, and somewhere we had to find gas. Two towns along the route had gas pumps,...
Recession Pulls Children out of Argentina's Classrooms ; This Week, UNICEF Is Pitching a Debt-Swap Plan Aimed at Keeping More Kids from Entering the Workforce
It's 7 p.m. on a Friday in the middle-class Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo, and the cafes are filling up with people just starting their weekend.But sitting on the sidewalk nearby, rummaging through a large garbage bag, 14-year-old Theo is topping...
Reporters on the Job
Cultural snapshot* THE GRADUATES: Wednesday's story about a class of Iraqi architecture graduates and their future, had its genesis in March. At the time, the Monitor's Scott Peterson was interviewing professors at Baghdad University. An architecture...
The End of Elementary School - for Daughter and Mom
As the band leader, Mr. Jones, who reminds me of TV's late Mr. Rogers, turns to address the audience, the din in the elementary school auditorium hushes.I sit in the first row of tables facing the stage, my back to the others so I can see my youngest...
The Hues of Affirmative Action
On Monday morning a friend phoned me with the news: The Supreme Court had ruled against the University of Michigan's quota-like system of assigning points to various factors, including race, in selecting undergraduates. At the same time, the court had...
Trust Still Lingers in the Countryside
Growing up in a midsize town, I was used to unlocked doors. Mothers might have latched the screen door during summer to keep a toddler in, but usually the doors in my neighborhood would have been shut and locked only at night. While gardening or watching...
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