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  • How to deal with the campus sexual assault crisis

    Not too long ago, a woman who was sexually assaulted on campus might understandably have felt that her experience was, if not unique, at least uncommon. Colleges, worried about their reputations, often downplayed such incidents, sweeping rape...
  • An Asian American turn to the right?

     An Asian American turn to the right?
    The recent defeat of an effort to reinstitute affirmative action in admissions to California's public colleges and universities demonstrates the political power of Asian American voters and challenges the conventional wisdom about their partisan...
  • The NBA should be selling basketball and an education

    Spurred by outrage from fans and players alike, new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver acted with admirable swiftness in addressing the blatant racism of Donald Sterling. Now the NBA should turn its attention to a more subtle and pervasive form of racial...
  • Hoping against hope: It's a people thing

    Hoping against hope: It's a people thing
    The defining feature of human brains is the size and complexity of the cortex, which provides the underpinnings of rationality for our actions. But just because we have more developed cortexes doesn't mean we are always rational decision-makers. We humans...
  • Is the Legislature rotten to its core?

    Now that the California Senate has voted to suspend three of its members, all accused or convicted of criminal wrongdoing, legislators hope the issue will quickly vanish. And that's precisely the problem with this action. Giving three senators a "time...
  • Memo to Stanford: Don't attack coal, attack carbon — with a tax

    Last week, Stanford's Board of Trustees announced that the university would not directly invest funds from its endowment in coal mining companies. Even the strongest advocates of this action acknowledge that it is a symbolic gesture with little direct...
  • More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases

    More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases
    Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters. All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women...
  • Authors A-C

     - Return to other listings 2nd Story 2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
  • NCAA compared to 'cartel' during testimony at antitrust trial

    The federal antitrust trial against the NCAA challenging the multibillion-dollar college sports industry’s compensation practices, and its long-held notion of amateurism, moved through its second day Tuesday with more questioning of a Stanford...
  • Local Voices Lake: May 1 edition

    Local Voices Lake: May 1 edition
    Letters to the editor from Highland Park, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lake Bluff and Lake Forest. Painting in retirement Tribune columnist Barbara Brotman recently wrote "Taking up painting not just for ex-presidents; Many come or return to the easel...
  • Student Academy Awards Announce Winners

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced its 15 winners for the 41st Student Academy Awards competition. Academy members voted the winners from a field of 49 finalists with this year seeing first-time honors go to students from...