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  • Rita Sloan Berndt, neurology professor

    Rita Sloan Berndt, neurology professor
    Rita Sloan Berndt, a neurology professor at the University of Maryland Medical School for 25 years who studied people who suffered from aphasia, the loss of the power to use or understand words, died June 17 of lymphoma at her home in Roland Park. She was...
  • Filings due Thursday in Northwestern football union dispute

    Filings due Thursday in Northwestern football union dispute
    Northwestern University and the union seeking to represent its football players are set on Thursday to file additional documents backing their positions -- one against, one in favor -- of a ruling that expanded the definition of "employees" to the...
  • Free speech: Isn't that what college is supposed to be about?

    Free speech: Isn't that what college is supposed to be about?
    College campuses ought to be — but often aren't — bastions of free speech. Sometimes it's students who choke off debate, as occurred last year when hecklers at Brown University drowned out a speech by New York City's police commissioner. But...
  • Long-term unemployed still at record levels

    Long-term unemployed still at record levels
    It has come down to this for Brian Perry: an apple or banana for lunch, Red Sox ballgames on an old Zenith TV and long walks to shake off the blues. At 57, Perry has been unemployed and looking for work for nearly seven years, ever since that winter...
  • America's tolerance dilemma

     America's tolerance dilemma
    Americans like to believe that our exceptional story was cooked up in the proverbial melting pot. And it's true that we've broadly taken strength from our diversity. But the way we engage our differences has more recently begun to shift. We're more...
  • Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems

    Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems
    Once again, the poets came through. When we asked readers to submit opinionated poems for this year's Op-Ed poetry pages, we heard from nearly 1,000 of you. Your poems dealt with just about every aspect of modern life — with war and peace, with...
  • New Naval Academy superintendent outlines vision

    New Naval Academy superintendent outlines vision
    The new superintendent of the Naval Academy said Thursday that the institution is a national leader in confronting sexual assault and sexual harassment among students, and should be helping other schools tackle what he described as a widespread problem....
  • 2014 Humanities Festival full schedule is announced

    2014 Humanities Festival full schedule is announced
    Even before Tuesday, a handful of speakers at this fall's Chicago Humanities Festival had been announced: comedian Paula Poundstone, writer Colm Toibin, former Brown University president Ruth Simmons, rocker-poet-autobiographer Patti Smith, conservative...
  • MARC Of Manchester Appoints Interim Leader

    MARC Of Manchester Appoints Interim Leader
    MANCHESTER — MARC, Inc., which serves developmentally disabled people in the Manchester area, has appointed an interim leader as the organization seeks a replacement for former executive director Ken Charpentier. Terry Schmitt, an ordained minister...
  • Former Ebony editor to launch new ESPN site for African-American sports and culture

    Former Ebony editor to launch new ESPN site for African-American sports and culture
    Former Ebony magazine editor Amy DuBois Barnett is joining ESPN as executive editor for an upcoming website about African-American sports and culture, the network announced Thursday. Barnett will manage editorial operations and will report to Jason...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford Stages "Cymbeline" And "Hamlet"

    Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford (SA@S) students will perform Hamlet and Cymbeline in repertory through Aug. 10 on the grounds of the former American Shakespeare Festival Theater in Stratford. Avon resident and Brown University student Margaret Valerio,...