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A compromise proposal before the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents resolves a potential church-state problem in a positive and common-sense way.
At issue is whether resident assistants — who serve as floor leaders in university dormitories throughout the state — have the same rights as other students to be involved in political or religious activities.
The issue arose in July at UW-Eau Claire, when a resident assistant was told to stop leading Bible study classes in his dorm room.
The assistant, a member of the local Campus Crusade for Christ, was told by a housing official that “When you are in your residence hall, you are always a staff member and as such need to follow these policies so that students are more likely to feel you are approachable... Download file "Religious studies proposal respects everyone"