You Get a Magnet?

relmugmagnetDuring the summer we mailed to all REL grads for whom we have a reliable address — over 300 people were on that last, all graduating from our Department over the past 45 years or so. And we included a fridge magnet, made from a photo that REL grad Andie Alexander took last year, on her balcony in Boulder, CO, where she is doing her M.A. in Religious Studies.

Current students — REL majors/minors and Judaic Studies minors — drop by the main office and say the secret words, “Can I have a magnet?” and, presto, you’ll get one too.

Simple as that.

Hocus Pocus

Picture 7Have you seen this clip making the rounds on the internet? Despite it being an ad for a movie (sigh — everything’s an ad for something, no?) and assuming that the unassuming people depicted in it really were unassuming, then their reactions raise a curious question for those who rather confidently distinguish between domains we call religion and science based on the latter being rational and modern and the former not. Continue reading