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  • UNC-Chapel Hill building to drop name of prominent KKK head

    Trustees at the country's oldest public university decided Thursday to rename a University of North Carolina classroom building so that it no longer carries the name of a 19th century Ku Klux Klan leader.
  • Chicago book news: New Sara Paretsky novel forthcoming

    Chicago book news: New Sara Paretsky novel forthcoming
    "Brush Back" by Sara Paretsky will be published by G.P. Putnam's Sons July 28. In the novel, V.I. Warshawski gets tangled up with political bosses when she tries to exonerate the mother of an ex-boyfriend. Paretsky lives in Hyde Park. →The...

    'Strange' vs. 'simple old American' names

    'Strange' vs. 'simple old American' names
    Inflammatory Internet comments don't usually become news stories unto themselves. But a Duke University professor recently pulled off that trick. In response to a New York Times editorial about racism in Baltimore, Jerry Hough wrote that African Americans...

    Longtime school benefactor meets with Obama, Biden

    Longtime school benefactor meets with Obama, Biden
    Some 80 years after graduating from school, Vivian Bailey has taken the field trip of a lifetime. The 97-year-old Columbia woman — a World War II veteran and retired federal employee who for more than a decade has been raising money for Howard...

    A sampler of college commencement speeches

    A sampler of college commencement speeches
    "Don't cave to the status quo. Don't trade happiness for deferred gratification. Don't give up adventure for safety and security. The safe is the enemy of the satisfying. Deferred gratification has a way of being deferred forever. And the status quo,...