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  • Emma Watson speaks at U.N., invites men to join feminism conversation

    Emma Watson has extended a formal invitation to men and boys to join the conversation on feminism. The "Noah" actress spoke about gender inequality and the launch of the He for She campaign at U.N. headquarters in New York City over the weekend...
  • Frederica Wilson seeks re-election against GOP opponent

    Frederica Wilson seeks re-election against GOP opponent
    Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is running for re-election to a third term against a Haitian-American Republican, Dufirstson Neree, in one of the most Democratic districts in Florida and the nation. Wilson, if re-elected, plans to focus on legislation...
  • Rory Kennedy recounts the 1975 fall of Saigon in new film

    Rory Kennedy recounts the 1975 fall of Saigon in new film
    Rory Kennedy thought she already knew something of the Vietnam War, of its tragedy and lingering scars on America and the Vietnamese. When she was approached about making a documentary on the final hours of U.S. involvement there, the director wondered...
  • Local Maccabi athlete comes full circle

    Melissa Perlman of BlueIvy Communications, a local public relations firm, personally competed twice in the World Maccabi games in Israel representing Team USA and, specifically, her hometown of Boca Raton. She competed once as a youngster in '97, and...
  • Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows

    Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows
    Writers, artists and historians have long pondered what it means to be Mexican. Now science has offered its answer, and it could change how medicine uses racial and ethnic categories to assess disease risk, testing and treatment. The broadest analysis...
  • Giant volcano with glacier on Mars may have been a nice place for life

    Giant volcano with glacier on Mars may have been a nice place for life
    If life existed on Mars in the recent past, the best spot for it could have been on a giant volcano once encrusted with a glacier, according to a team of Brown University scientists using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Microbial...
  • What college kids don't want to hear

     What college kids don't want to hear
    Last week, former UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau joined a growing group of prominent public figures who have declined invitations to speak at college commencement ceremonies because of protests. Birgeneau — and the students who might...
  • Why colleges fail at investigating and punishing sex crimes

     Why colleges fail at investigating and punishing sex crimes
    When my mom entered the University of Oregon in the late 1950s, a "housemother" made nightly doorjamb patrols after the 11 p.m. lights-out. Dorms were strictly segregated by gender, and opportunities for drinking alcohol and having sex were minimal...
  • Donald Bogue, University of Chicago sociologist, 1918-2014

     Donald Bogue, University of Chicago sociologist, 1918-2014
    Donald Bogue, a longtime sociology professor at the University of Chicago and a widely regarded demographer, studied the movement and habits of people on distant continents as well as closer to home. Mr. Bogue, 96, died of natural causes Monday, April...
  • Students rally for kidnapped school girls

    Students rally for kidnapped school girls
    Dozens of students from mostly all-girls schools throughout the area poured onto War Memorial Plaza in front of Baltimore City Hall on Friday afternoon, pumping signs in the air and chanting "bring back our girls." They were there to add their voices...
  • 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...