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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:18 PM

Atheist group likely to get $67,000 in UW-Madison student fees

Nov. 14, 2012 6:12 p.m.
By Annysa Johnson of the Journal Sentinel

An atheist group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seems on track to receive nearly $70,000 in student fees for staffing and programming next year, in what appears to be a first for the university and student atheist groups nationally.

The Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics, or AHA as it's called, said it will provide support services for students struggling with doubts about their faiths and offer a safe place where they can discuss religious issues without fear of recrimination.

"Religious groups have been receiving this type of funding for years," said Chris Calvey, president of the organization, which helped stage a three-day Freethought Festival that drew hundreds of nonbelievers and skeptics from around the country to Madison this year.

"It's about time that secular students got the support we deserve," Calvey said.


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